August 5, 1805

Zebulon Pike’s expedition left St. Louis to explore the land to our southwest. 

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 or buy his books in the Missouri Life store.

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