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Jan. 3, 1844 • Steamboat wreck kills as many as 70 on the Mississippi at St. Louis

Jan. 3, 1844 • Steamboat wreck kills as many as 70 on the Mississippi at St. Louis
On the night of Jan. 3, 1844, the Shepherdess struck a snag — a dead tree lurking underwater — near Cahokia Bend, three miles south of the St. Louis landing

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