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The Chapman Showboat
Pioneer Show People, Part Two
Class set order code: 7246S
In the 1820s, actors and performers crossed the American frontier by both wagon and boat, bringing entertainment to the settlers of the ever-expanding new country. But William Chapman saw an even better way. Instead of loading and unloading everything time and again, why not hold plays directly on a boat? So the Chapman showboat was born, the very first of its kind.