US History 85: Schankman’s St. Louis: Treasures from the Goldenrod Showboat
The Goldenrod Showboat was a fixture on the St. Louis riverfront for decades. But today, all that remains of the largest showboat ever to travel the Mississippi River is jammed into a couple of storage lockers in Jerseyville, Illinois. And Jake Medford, 27, is the keeper of the collection. “Telling the story about it makes me light up, it’s Americana, it’s history you can’t replicate anyplace else,” Medford said.