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Steamboat history is focus of Falls of the Ohio Park event

CLARKSVILLE — The Indiana Department of Natural Resources says Ohio River historian Chuck Parrish will deliver a program on the history of steamboats and their effect on the Ohio River next week at the Falls of the Ohio State Park Interpretive Center.

The program at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8, will include viewing of a special DVD made for the 2011 Steamboat Bicentennial Celebration at the Rivers Institute at Hanover College.

Parrish, who is retired from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, will take questions from the audience.

The program is free with interpretive center admission.

Falls of the Ohio State Park is at 201 W. Riverside Drive in Clarksville.