June 18, 1898

At a meeting of prominent citizens it was decided that there should be a celebration of the centennial of Lewis & Clark’s Expedition and planning was underway for the World’s Fair.

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.