Miller’s Landing – Westward Travelers at Miller’s Landing, 1843
Westward Travelers at Miller’s Landing, 1843 is a depiction of life as it was in a small Missouri River port in 1843. There were many landings along the river where travelers would stop for a rest or perhaps do some 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 ravenous boilers burned between 10 and 25 cords of wood per day. Through the years, Miller’s Landing became a center for commerce. In 1856 the railroad was built through Miller’s Landing. Today it is known as New Haven, Missouri.