Thursday, March 1, 2012

Pic Today 3/1/12








THE GREAT RIVER EXPEDITION
OF LEWIS & CLARK STARTED HERE

. . . at the confluence of the Missouri River
and the mighty Mississippi.

Where these two great rivers meet
is the launching point of the historic
Lewis & Clark expedition of 1804.

Through unchartered territories,
from St. Louis to the Pacific Ocean,
Lewis & Clark endured weather, wilderness
and native Indian tribes (picking up Shoshone
interpreter, Sacajawea, along the way),
and reached their destination in Oregon
2 years and 4 months later.

And they did it going up stream,
against the Missouri's mighty currents.

Today, you can climb 150-feet to the top
of the Lewis & Clark tower, and witness
the exact launch point of the expedition,
where the Missouri meets the Mississippi River.



2 comments:

  1. What an amazing view!
    Thank you for sharing.

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  2. I love that word "confluence". And I see that there are bars out there, probably to prevent someone from jumping over. I would be scared to be up there.

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