Over the years, I have puzzled over a couple of true history mysteries. First was the derivation of the name "Hamilton" in Hamilton Township. There is no answer to that mystery.
(And no, there is no indication that Alexander Hamilton,
Hamilton Fish or any other historic entity was the chosen one.)
However, the one mystery that has baffled me over these many years is: Why is Robert Fulton credited with being the inventor of the steamboat when the record shows it was John Fitch?
Sadly, then as now, the contemporary media was dishonest in any discussion of the subject. One thing is crystal clear: John Fitch was the inventor of the steamboat, even as Fulton is unrighteously credited with it.