Henry Miller Shreve

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Birthday
21, 1785
Birthplace
New Jersey
Death Date
Mar 6, 1851 (65)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
21, 1785
Birthplace
New Jersey
Death Date
Mar 6, 1851 (65)

About

Steamboat builder and captain who helped to make the Mississippi river a center for commerce and trading.

Before Fame

He hunted and traded pelts near the river, becoming an expert navigator during his youth.

Trivia

The city of Shreveport, Louisiana, which used to be the home base for building his steamboats, was later named in his honor.

Family Life

He was born in New Jersey but grew up in the Ohio River valley.

Associated With

He delivered supplies via steamboat to Andrew Jackson's army during the War of 1812.