Bottle of whiskey in wooden box

December 26, 1878

A carrier of the US Mail said that he was near Rocheport on this day when two men with drawn pistols stopped him and forced him to drink a bottle of whiskey before he moved on. (What do you think?)

A blufftop view of the Missouri River.

December 16, 1875

This date in Missouri history: The steamboat Alice Gray exploded her boiler and sank at Rocheport.