November 28, 1803

Lewis and Clark visited the oldest permanent settlement in Missouri, Ste. Genevieve.

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.

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