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September 8, Day 3, St. Charles, MO to Independence, MO


At Arrow Rock, Mo we saw this model of the salt works operated by Daniel Boone's family in the early 1800's. It is directly across the Missouri from Arrow Rock, which had a ferry for westbound travelers on the Santa Fe Trail.

An excellent guide, Kathy gave us a talk about the days Lewis and Clark passed here, and then we marched to the lunch spot led by Eric with our flag.

Later we went to Fort Osage, the first government trading post west of the Mississippi. It was built in 1808 after a suggestion by Clark expressed in his journals. We raised our flag.


What did we do wrong, Tom


I don't know. Maybe I didn't have enough beads.


One of our group, Eric, taught art for thirty years. One of his favorite painters is Thomas Hart Benton, who painted this mural at the entrance to the Truman Library.

Bus Driver Marv, Group Leader Grace, Historian Tom. Mike and his son Mark. Many others posed also.

In the evening, eight of our group volunteered for Two Crows Fur Company. Jim, Two Crows, Wallen gave them some props of the Mountain Man era and demonstrated how only two of them survived longer than two years as trappers.

Day 3 - 54 + St. Charles to Independence 253 = 307


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