Saturday, July 19, 2008

St. Charles (Old Town)

Exploring the town of St. Charles, I’m re-learning some basic U.S. history.

Missouri became the 24th State in 1821. St. Charles, a little further from the hustle and bustle of St. Louis on the Mississippi River, served as the state’s first capitol from 1821-1826.

The Missouri River runs through St. Charles.

It was from here that Meriwether Lewis and William Clark set out on their venture westward, commissioned by President Thomas Jefferson to explore the headwaters of the Missouri River and negotiate with the Indian Tribes. Post note: The dog, a Newfoundland named "Seaman", belonged to Captain William Clark.

(I need to find out more about how the Louisiana Purchase figured into this whole deal. When I get my Internet connection back, I promise to be more academic about this journal!)

St. Charles, itself, is a lot like Bardstown – an old frontier town with lots of old buildings now turned into antique and knick-knack stores.

Anyone know what “Quilogy” is?


DigitalCaffeine said...
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DigitalCaffeine said...

Quilogy is an IT consulting company.