In the Footsteps of Lewis and Clark
From Illinois to the Pacific
July 26 - Aug. 12, 2015




79  Day 3, July 28:  - St. Charles, MO to Independence, MO +249 = 328


Loading the bus in the morning


First stop - Arrow Rock, MO


Diorama of Boone's salt works across the Missouri


Exhibit of a fully loaded flatboat.


Fort Osage


I love this mural at the Harry Truman Library


Hanging out with Harry


In the evening, stoy teller and mountain man Jim (Two Crows) Wallen gets eight volunteers to portray a fur trapping company in the 1830s. He gives them each a piece of equipment then proceeds to demonstrate how 5 out of 8 mountain lasted only about two years in the trade.


fell in river and wool blanket coat dragged him down---couldn't start a fire---couldn't open a trap


couldn't blow a cow horn----Poisoned by cooking bear in a lead-lined pot---became successful bead trader


these two were successful
Thanks to Shannon for these pictures

79  Day 3, July 28:  - St. Charles, MO to Independence, MO +249 = 328


St. Charles to Independence Google Route Map