Today, August the third, we went to see the steam boat Arabia. It was paddling down the Missouri river when it hit a snag and sank in 1856. It eventually was covered with silt and was preserved. The river moved, and it was dug up in 1988. It was full of well preserved artifacts. Among these were a donkey named Lawrence and a bunch of cool keys. There were also lots of boots, shoes, china, cloth, buttons, beeds, bottles, etcetera.