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RE: Trivia question of the day - red1030 - 07-14-2007 05:13 PM
They met up and started their trip from St. Charles Missouri. But this doesn't answer your question does it. They left St. Charles on May 21 1804. They actually left another city after they were asked by Jefferson to do this, and I believe the state was Louisanna, but I am not sure of the city. Would it not be where ever Thomas Jefferson lived. This is probably a good question for MJC. She will probaly know the history in the part of the south muchbetter than any of us. I will search some more. Thanks Tuffy for doing this..it is fun. Carol
RE: Trivia question of the day - Tuffy - 07-14-2007 05:21 PM
Carol, The clue to this question is the date, I,am not going to say more, Don,t want to give it away.
RE: Trivia question of the day - MJC - 07-14-2007 05:28 PM
I think it might be Kansas City or St. Louis , Missouri. Lord I will be shamed if I miss this. Maybe I better start being ashamed.....lol.
RE: Trivia question of the day - UndercovrAngel - 07-14-2007 08:15 PM
"Set out from camp River a Dubois at 4 oClock PM and proceed up the Missouris under Sail to the first Island in the Missouri and Camped on the upper point opposit a Creek on the South Side below a ledge of limestone rock called Colewater* made 4 1/2 miles, the party consited of 2, Self one frenchman and 22 men in the boat of 20 ores, 1 Serjt. & 7 french in a large Perogue, a Corp and 6 soldiers in a large Perogue, men in high spirits . I determined to go as far as St. Charles a french village 7 Leags.*** up the Missourie, and wait at that place untill Cap. Lewis Could finish the business in which he was obliged to attend to at St. Louis and join me by land from that place 24 miles; by this movement I calculated that if any alterations in the loading of the Vestles or other changes necessary, that they might be made at St. Charles."
RE: Trivia question of the day - red1030 - 07-14-2007 08:43 PM
May 14, 1804
All the preparations being completed, we left our encampment. This spot is at the mouth of the Wood River, a small stream which empties itsef into the Mississippi, opposite to the entrance of the Missouri...
...Not being able to set sail before four o'clock P.M., we did not make more than four miles, and encamped on the first island opposite a small creek called Cold Water.
This was copied from one of their journals. Is it Wood River Mississippi...?
RE: Trivia question of the day - Wink - 07-14-2007 10:48 PM
Tuffy Wrote:Ok, Here we go again.
Yep, here we go again...another trick question! As you can see, I kinda got burnt on the last one. Hmph! Now.......To begin with, Lewis and Clarke didn't leave together on May 14, 1804. Only Clarke and his men left from Camp River Dubois - located in West Alton, Missouri - and headed up the Missouri River. Lewis rejoined Clarke on May 20th and on the next day, May 21, 1804, the Expedition "Set out from St. Charles, Missouri at three oClock after getting every matter arranged, proceeded under a jentle Breese..." Now, can I take this stupid cap off, Tuffy?!?
RE: Trivia question of the day - red1030 - 07-14-2007 11:09 PM
Wink...I am laughing so hard..where do you find this stuff. You are way too funny. Carol
RE: Trivia question of the day - Deb - 07-14-2007 11:32 PM
Cute hat Wink!!!
RE: Trivia question of the day - red1030 - 07-15-2007 12:30 AM
ok...Tuffy are we close...I need to know so I can sleep without dreaming about this all night..hehehehe...
RE: Trivia question of the day - Tuffy - 07-15-2007 12:37 AM
hay Mellon head, ROFLMAO, That is wild!!!!!!
Ok here is what I have and you can all put it together.
In this thay say Illinois, but it was not the Illinois we know today but Illinois Territory.
Wink you are right. Check out Dec 1803, and 1804
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