Lewis & Clark - Franklin Missouri
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N 38° 59.230 W 092° 45.319
15S E 521191 N 4315380
Lewis and Clark in Franklin and Boonville Marker # 23
Waymark Code: WM1BTZ
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 03/28/2007
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member GEO*Trailblazer 1
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The Bountiful Boonslick:
This stretch of river the expedition moved up during June 7 to June 9, 1804, appeared particularly bountiful,
“this is a butifull Contry of Land,” said Sgt. Charles Floyd.

Within a few years, this area became known as the Boonslick, a premiere settlement region. The agricultural products of the Boonslick area were shipped down the Missouri River from prosperous river towns such as Rocheport, Boonville, New Franklin and Glasgow.

Franklin had been the first boom town in the area, but the ever-changing Missouri River channel devastated that community and Boonville started to come into its own in the late 1820's. There was a lot of traffic on the Missouri River and overland trade on the Santa Fe Trail. A decade or two later would see the wagons rolling west to the Oregon and California Trails.

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