On this day in Lewis & Clark history...
At St. Louis, the final destination of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, the men fire a salute. The gathered citizens return 3 huzzahs! The boats are unloaded, and the men look for rooms where they will wait for their pay before heading home.
From the journals...
Thursday 23rd of Septr. 1806
we payed a friendly visit to <Mes. Choteau and> Mr <Ogustus> August Chotau and Some of our old friends this evening.
Image of Auguste Chouteau from Walter Barlow Stevens St. Louis: The Fourth City, 1764-1911 St. Louis: S.J. Clarke, 1911. p. 23.