June 23, 1804: Lewis and Clark were stalled by strong northwest winds. Clark, exploring on foot near present day Sibley, noted an ideal place for a fort. On this spot, he later established Fort Osage trading post.
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.