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1816

Noah Ludlow bought a 25-foot flatboat

Other events that happened on or around 1816

1831

William Chapman Sr.'s Chapman Floating Theater floated down the Ohio River from Pittsburgh

Other events that happened on or around 1831

1836

William Chapman acquired a small steamboat to tow the Floating Theater upstream

Other events that happened on or around 1836

1884

Samuel and Violet Bryant came to America from England

Other events that happened on or around 1884

1888

Thomas J. Reynolds was born at Point Pleasant

Other events that happened on or around 1888

1900

Samuel and Violet Bryant got their first jobs on showboats

Other events that happened on or around 1900

1901

The Pope Dock Company built New Grand Floating Palace

Other events that happened on or around 1901

1903

The Pope Dock Company built the Eisenbarth Henderson Floating Theater-The New Great Modern Temple of Amusement

Other events that happened on or around 1903

1905

The Pope Dock Company built Sunny South

Other events that happened on or around 1905

1909

The Pope Dock Company built Goldenrod

Other events that happened on or around 1909

1917

Capt. Thomas J. Reynolds built his first real showboat and named it America

Other events that happened on or around 1917

1918

The Bryants built the Bryants New Showboat

Other events that happened on or around 1918

1923

Thomas Reynolds built the Majestic showboat

Other events that happened on or around 1923


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