Steamboat Comet

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The Comet was the first steamboat to ascend the Arkansas River to the city of Arkansas Post. The Comet arrived at the village on April 1, 1820.


  • John Warner Barber and Henry Howe, Our Whole Country; Or, The Past and Present of the United States, Historical and Descriptive: In Two Volumes, Containing the General and Local Histories and Descriptions of Each of the States, Territories, Cities, and Towns of the Union: Also Biographical Sketches of Distinguished Persons ..., vol. 2 (H. Howe, 1861), 1326.

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