August 1, 1770 : Missouri’s first superstar, William Clark, was born. He went on to lead the Lewis and Clark Expedition and was appointed Governor of Missouri Territory and Director of Indian Affairs.
This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.