Westward Travelers at Miller's Landing, 1843
"Westward Travelers at Miller's Landing, 1843" is a depiction
as it was in a small Missouri River port in 1843. There were many
along the river where travelers would stop for a rest or perhaps do
trading of goods.
Miller's Landing was founded by Phillip Miller. As a businessman, Mr.
Miller earned his living by operating a wood yard. Steamboats used the
stop as a place to replenish their supply of firewood for their
boilers burned between 10 and 25 cords of wood per day.
Through the years, Miller's Landing became a center for commerce. Many
people anxiously awaited the arrival of supplies from the East; or,
sat on the front porch of the general store with eyes trained on the
awaiting the first site of smoke from the tall chimneys of an
In 1856 the railroad was built through Miller's Landing. Today it is
known as New Haven, Missouri.