Chapter One: 1806: La Charrette
– Virtual Event Aired: July 29th, 2020
La Charrette, near present-day Marthasville, was the westernmost trading settlement on the Missouri River at the turn of the century. Lewis and Clark stopped here going up the river in 1804 and again triumphant, on their return to St. Louis on September 20, 1806. This was the frontier, full of Native Americans and wild game.
Emily Koeltzow: K-12 Museum Educator at the Missouri Historical Society
Erin Whitson, Historical Archaeologist for the Missouri Humanities
On page 16 of “Growing Up with the River” there is a sketch from Clark’s Field Notes illustrating his plan for the party’s “Keeled Boat.” Lewis and Clark kept detailed journals of their journey. The next time you are in nature, a park, or in your backyard, you can be just like Lewis & Clark by writing and drawing about the animals and plants you find! We hope you have fun exploring!
Journaling Workshop provided by Missouri Historical Society