In the Footsteps of Lewis and Clark
From Illinois to the Pacific
September 3 - 20, 2008

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After dinner this night Jim "Two Crows" Wallen introduced us to the Rocky Mountain Fur Trade by taking eight of our folks and making them trappers. The major lesson was that life expectancy in the 1840 fur trade was very short, about two years. And only about 25% survived to a ripe old age.



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

They each were given a tool of the fur trade and told how it was used.


Allen and Robin lived a good long life, but...


Bill cooked some bear stew and ate it for three days -- one too many.

John couldn't start a fire with flint and steel.


Gaylord couldn't set his traps


Ernest found a hole in his water jug.


 Peg got shot


And Bob's gun misfired

Estimate: 49 mi. previous -

St. Charles, MO to Independence, MO --

254 mi. today / 303 total
 

Actual: 77 + 250 = 327

 


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