Friday, December 1, 2023

CITY DAILY PHOTO DECEMBER THEME - LOCAL HISTORY

A statue of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark (and a goofy looking dog) in a small boat at the Mississippi River. Lewis and Clark, with their band known as the Corps of Discovery, set out in 1806 at the behest of President Thomas Jefferson to explore the vast lands recently acquired from France in what was called the Louisiana Purchase. (It helped finance the Napoleonic Wars.) They eventually reached what is now Oregon and the Pacific Ocean at the mouth of the Columbia River. And it all started here.             

4 comments:

William Kendall said...

You chose splendidly for the theme.

RedPat said...

Nice one for the day, Bob.

remmij said...

regarding Lacl├Ęde & Chouteau, co-founders of St. Louis
& the evolution of St.Louis… interesting history.

https://www.stltoday.com/news/archives/aug-7-1954-decision-to-clear-mill-creek-valley-changed-the-face-of-the-city/article_04738cde-b0f8-5688-a20e-6fd86266d1ac.html

Jim said...

Impressive sculpture.