William Clark

May 13, 1804

“Be Prepared,” William Clark wrote in his journal as he and the men made last minute preparations for pushing into the mouth of the Missouri.

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.