June 16, 1804

The men of the Corps of Discovery were still in western Missouri (near present day Waverly) making oars and tow ropes and suffering from dysentery, boils, and mosquitoes.

This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.