S&D Reflector History of the Lee Line part 3 September 2015

She takes the horns refers to a steamboat that won a time trial seeking to prove which boat was the fastest boat between 2 river town.  The fastest boat either kept a set of deer antlers or was forced to present the faster boat with its set of antlers.   The antlers or horns were a source of great pride for a river town, the rousters on the boat as well as the boat owners.  Boat owners were fierce competitors.  Mail delivery contracts often went to the fastest boat.  The St. Louis and New Orleans Anchor Line was one of the fiercest competitors of the Lee Line.   My hope is you find this history interesting as well as humorous.

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