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"...towards the Evening a many Espyd. a wolf lying a Sleep with the Noise of the Oars Racing he awoke Stood to know what was a comeing..."Sergeant Joseph WhitehouseJuly 7, 1804 The Corps of Discovery, a United States Army expedition lead by Cap…
The U.S. Army expedition led by Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark journeyed up the Missouri River and passed through this area on July 9, 1804. That evening, Clark wrote in his journal: "?passed the mouth of Creek on the L. S. called
As early as the 1600s, the Kanza (or Kaw) Indians migrated from their home east of the Mississippi River and up the Missouri River into what is now northeastern Kansas. In the 1700s, the Kanza occupied two villages on the west bank of the Missouri…
"The water we drink or the Common water of the missourie at this time, contains a half a Comm Wine Glass of ooze or mud to every pint-"William ClarkJune 21, 1804 The Missouri River of Lewis and Clark's era was wild and unpredictable. It earned …
In 1804-06, Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark led about 40 soldiers and boatmen on an epic journey. President Thomas Jefferson commissioned this "Corps of Discovery" to find a route to the Pacific Ocean through the newly acquired Louisia…
William Clark recorded in hisjournal that on this date: "opposite. is a butifull bottom Plain ofabout 2000 acres?Covered withwild rye & Potatoes?intermix'dwith the grass, we camped?oppositea yellow Clay Cliff."
A member of Co. K Vet. Reserve Corps of Escort to Remains of Pres. A. Lincoln April 1865
A little over a quarter of a mile to the southwest was a Pony Express Station called Troy. This was due to its close proximity to the town of Troy, Kansas. It was owned and operated by Henry Thompson and had 16 rooms and a tavern. To save money th…
Many diaries of travelers on the Oregon-California Trail speak of good relations with Native Americans. Indians helped travelers by delivering their letters, pulling their wagons up steep banks, teaching them about edible plants, and keeping watch…
The Iowa, Sac and Fox Mission was one of many Indian missions built in what is now Kansas between 1820 and 1862. Established in 1837 by Reverend Samuel and Eliza Irvin and Reverend William and Julia Hamilton, the mission was sponsored by the Presb…