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STORIES FROM YOUR FRIENDS ON THE LEWIS AND CLARK TRAIL
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Westward Journey George James You are Here

George James at Capt. William Clark grave @ Bellefontaine Cemetery St. Louis, Missouri

Wednesday
Embarked on our westward journey from Virginia, birthplace of Lewis and Clark and our home state. My 80-year-old uncle and I were traveling to South Dakota hunting the elusive ringneck pheasant. Not in a 55 foot keelboat but a 1997 automobile. Our traveling companion was my hunting dog Mack. Drove 700 miles and arrived in St. Louis under the "Gateway to the West." I found Uncle Ford weary from the want of food.  Made our camp at Motel 6 near the banks of the Missouri.

Thursday
Awoke early today in search of Bellefontaine Cemetery, final resting-place of William Clark. With the help of the native people, we located the historical monument of this fine American Patriot. Later, we proceeded on to
Council Bluffs. Visited the Western Historic Trails Center and viewed the video and interactive exhibits.

Friday

Got started late. Proceeded on to Onawa, Iowa and the Lewis and Clark State Park. Viewed the replica keelboat and collected cottonwood leaves. On to Sioux City to memorialize Sgt. Floyd. Read from the journal while standing under this 100 monument. Here we left the trail and went North ... next year we can proceed to the Rocky Mountains and the Pacific N.W.

 

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