Friday, March 18, 2016

The Sultana Disaster

The Steamship pictured here is of the Sultana. It was taken in 1865 after the close of the Civil War and shortly before the disaster.

A friend of DIT recently went to a lecture in Arkansas which told of the Sultana Disaster.

The lecturer was Historian Louis Intres, an expert on the topic and Professor of History at the University of Arkansas. 

He gave a brief summary of the sinking of the Sultana.

He also told of a museum in Marion Arkansas which opened in April 2015 on the 150th anniversary of the disaster and contains relics and details of the event.

HERE'S THE LINK to The video about the museum.

And HERE'S THE LINK that tells of the disaster.