In the Footsteps of Lewis and Clark
from Illinois to the Pacific
Aug. 8 - 25, 2007

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August 9, 2007 - 85 miles / 85 miles ok
Today was a great day. Saw the Arch at St. LouisCamp River Dubois (winter quarters of 1803-04),
 St. Charles
replica boats which were used in the bicentennial full scale reenactment.


cut-away keelboat shows possible packing of goods.


Eads Bridge, first bridge across the Mississippi.


After dinner, a great lecture by Professor Debbie Crank Lewis of St. Charles Community College. She gave us the preparation and a lot of material we will get nowhere else.


In St. Charles we had a talk by Joanne Bishop, widow of Glenn Bishop, who had the idea to build a keelboat and followed it all the way through. His original boat burned, but he started over with a group who who became The Discovery Expedition of St. Charles. They built replicas of all three boats and used them on their full scale re-enactment in 2004-6

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