September 16, 1806

As the Corps of Discovery sped downstream they meet young Joseph Robidoux making his way upstream. Roubidoux established a trading post that would become today’s St. Joseph.

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.