Trivia Answers

Answer #1- 1988

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Answer #2- The United States, Spain and France all laid claim. France even did it twice!

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Answer #3- On April 27, 1865, the S.S. Sultana had her boilers explode, setting fire to and sinking the ship. Of approximately 2,400 people aboard, 1800 were killed.

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Answer #4- 12 feet water depth, which is the safe operating depth for a steamboat.

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Answer #5- 600,000 cubic feet per second

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Answer #6- 1850-1860, and there were 1200 boats functioning

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Answer #7- Tennessee, at 6643 feet above sea level

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Answer #8- 514 miles

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Answer #9- Rock Island, IL, and Keokuk, IA

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Answer #10- They are all songs set on the Mississippi River.

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Answer #11- All beaches along the Mississippi River are public property. So you own them!

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Answer #12- There are 212 species of fish.

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Answer #13- Laura Ingalls Wilder Days, Sunfish Days, Waterski Days, RiverFesr, Catfish Days, Riverboat Days,Watermelon Fest, Applefest, Wild Wings Fall Festival, Oktoberfest, and Johnny Appleseed Days, to name a few!

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Answer #14- The average barge holds 1500 tons of cargo, and a full tow's equivalent is 870 semi trailers.

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Answer #15- 170,000,000 tons of freight per year

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Answer #16- the Missouri River

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Answer #17- They maintain a nine foot depth.

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Answer #18- It comes from the user tax that barges pay, 20 cents a gallon per gallon of fuel. This amounts to $100,000,000 a year!

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