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Hermann in Gasconade County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

“Big Hatchie” Steamboat Disaster

 
 
"Big Hatchie" Steamboat Disaster Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 21, 2012
1. "Big Hatchie" Steamboat Disaster Monument
Inscription.

In memory of the early pioneers who perished in the explosion of the steamboat "Big Hatchie" at the wharf at Hermann in 1842, the thirty-five dead that lie buried here in unmarked graves and the many whose bodies were never recovered from the waters of the Missouri River.
 
Erected by Brush & Palette Club, Inc.
 
Location. 38° 41.944′ N, 91° 26.033′ W. Marker is in Hermann, Missouri, in Gasconade County. Touch for map. Monument is in Hermann Cemetery, about 300 feet SSW of the intersection of 9th and Gutenberg Streets. Marker is in this post office area: Hermann MO 65041, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. George F. Bayer (a few steps from this marker); The Weber-Schulte House (approx. 0.4 miles away); German School (approx. 0.4 miles away); Drusch-Koeller Building (approx. 0.4 miles away); Siedler's Building (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Poeschel House (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Peters House (approx. half a mile away); Schlender Building (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hermann.
 
Also see . . .
1. Bayer Walking Tour, Hermann, Missouri. (Submitted on February 21, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
"Big Hatchie" Steamboat Disaster Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 21, 2012
2. "Big Hatchie" Steamboat Disaster Monument
Looking WSW

2. Steamboat Disasters on the Missouri River. (Submitted on February 21, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. DisastersMan-Made FeaturesSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 21, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 409 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 21, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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