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Category: National Rivers Hall of Fame

Elwell & Beers inducted into the National Rivers Hall of Fame

As pioneers in their respective fields, and for their work connected to the rivers of America, William Harry Clarence Elwell and Julie Hart Beers will be inducted into the National Rivers Hall of Fame on November 5, 2021, at the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium. William Harry Clarence Elwell (1866-1949) moved with his wife and kids to McGregor, Iowa, in 1893. Having worked as a traveling salesman in St. Louis prior to the move, he had experience in the business world. Two... Read More
at Thursday, November 4, 2021

Pushing Inland Waterway Issues Forward, Peter Stephaich honored by National Rivers Hall of Fame

Peter Stephaich has served the river industry for over 30 years. He is currently the Chairman and CEO of Blue Danube Incorporated and Campbell Transportation Company, Inc., which employs approximately 500 people, owns 50 boats and 1,200 barges, and operates two shipyards. For his accomplishments and dedication to the barge industry, Stephaich will be honored by the National Rivers Hall of Fame during the Annual Waterways Symposium hosted by Waterways Council, Inc. in St. Louis, MO, Nov. 2... Read More
at Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Longtime Kirby Corporation CEO, Joseph H. Pyne, honored by National Rivers Hall of Fame

Joseph H. Pyne, Kirby Corporation’s former CEO and a significant leader in the river industry, will be honored by the National Rivers Hall of Fame during the Annual Waterways Symposium hosted by Waterways Council, Inc. this November in St. Louis, Mo. Pyne is the recipient of the Hall of Fame’s Achievement Award, a distinction bestowed on individuals making significant contributions to America’s waterways. Pyne was selected as the 2021 Achievement Award recipient for his... Read More
at Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Mike Davis Honored by National Rivers Hall of Fame

Mike Davis, a career conservationist with the Minnesota Department of National Resources (DNR), will be honored Nov. 6, 2020, by the National Rivers Hall of Fame (NRHOF). Davis is the recipient of the NRHOF’s Achievement Award, a distinction bestowed on individuals making significant contributions to America’s waterways. The award celebration will be conducted as part of a virtual event beginning at 6 p.m. and put on by the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium, home of... Read More
at Thursday, November 5, 2020

President Hoover Inducted into the National Rivers Hall of Fame

President Herbert Hoover’s lasting impact on America’s river systems will be recognized on March 27, 2020, at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum in West Branch, Iowa, where Hoover will be posthumously inducted into the National Rivers Hall of Fame. Born in 1874 in West Branch, Iowa, Herbert Hoover was an engineer and has arguably impacted America’s rivers through public policy more than any other individual in the nation’s history. Responsible for... Read More
at Thursday, February 27, 2020

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