September 24, 1794: Antoine Robidoux was born into the prosperous St. Louis family of that name. His brother was the founder of St. Joseph, but Antoine went further west and trapped, explored, and led pioneers into the new territories.
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.