Lewis and Clark


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William Clark wrote of the "great velocity" of their trip as they grew ever more eager to get home. They made 65 miles this day and found themselves near present day Washington and Marthasville. more

Sep 20, 2017 12:20 PM Missouri History


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A savvy deal negotiated with France more than two hundred years ago would set the stage for the first major challenge of this young nation. Someone—actually four someones—were called upon to oversee the expanse that would become Missouri Territory. more

Jun 26, 2017 5:19 PM Life


Lewis and Clark had now traversed the entire breadth of the future state of Missouri. They were at the present site of Kansas City and preparing to start north along the western edge of our state. more

Jun 26, 2017 2:47 PM Missouri History

The Corps of Discovery was having a terrible time in western Missouri near present day Miami. The current of the river was so strong that they were running out of ways to get the boats upstream. more

Jun 14, 2017 11:57 AM Missouri History



Meriwether Lewis arrived back in Missouri this time as Governor of the territory. more

Mar 8, 2017 1:10 PM Missouri History



Sacagawea died at Fort Manuel in South Dakota. As promised, Explorer/Governor William Clark took custody of her son, Jean Baptiste and her infant daughter Lisette and raised them in St. Louis. more

Dec 20, 2016 11:38 AM Missouri History

Lewis of "Lewis and Clark" was born on this date. more

Aug 18, 2016 12:00 AM Missouri History

Author Jo Ann Trogdon examines American icon William Clark’s overlooked excursion and controversial associates. more

Jan 13, 2016 12:24 PM Life

The Lewis and Clark expedition returned to St. Louis. more

Sep 23, 2015 12:00 AM Missouri History

Explorer and naturalist Meriwether Lewis was born on this day. more

Aug 18, 2015 12:00 AM Missouri History


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Columbia musicians Ben Chlapek and Matt Crook don’t care that cassettes are out of style. Tapes are the basis for their record label. more

Aug 14, 2015 2:26 PM Life

Lewis and Clark continued their exploration of Missouri. more

Jul 10, 2015 12:00 AM Missouri History


Photo Credit: Kabir Bakie via Wikimedia Commons

The Lewis and Clark party enjoyed the first Independence Day celebration west of the Mississippi. more

Jul 4, 2015 12:00 AM Missouri History

Lewis and Clark found their way to present day Boonville and Jefferson City. more

Jun 7, 2015 12:00 AM Missouri History

Meriwether Lewis Telescope

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