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    Jefferson

    National Expansion Memorial Missouri

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Cpl. Richard Warfington

Drawing of Richard Warfington
Sketch copyright by Michael Haynes.
 
P.S. I successfully brought the keelboat, the journals and the scientific discoveries (including four live magpies and a prairie dog) back from Fort Mandan to St. Louis in the spring of 1805. I also had to manage all the men who had been kicked out of the permanent party, including Reed and Newman. I received a bonus for my excellent command of this difficult assignment.
 

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1843 letter

The Museum of Westward Expansion at the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial contains over 150 quotes from diaries, journals, letters and speeches. The designers of the museum felt the actual words of nineteenth century pioneers were the most powerful way to tell their story. Click to learn more. More...