Portraits of Lewis and Clark

March 23, 1806

Lewis and Clark left Fort Clatsop on this date to begin a fast trip up the Columbia, down the Missouri, and back to St. Louis.

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.