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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

The Expedition continues up the Missouri River to St. Charles, an early French settlement. Many of its citizens come out to see the event.

From the journals...

arrived at St. Charles at 2 oClock P. M.    one gun fired, a great nomber of French people Come to See the Boat &C— this place is an old French Settlement & Roman Catholick. Some Americans Settled in the country around

John Ordway

St. Charles circa 1804

Small village on the Missouri River circa 1806

Painting previously located in Southern Hills Mall, Sioux City, Iowa and created by by Split Rock Studios.