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    National Expansion Memorial Missouri

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Private Moses Reed

Drawing of Moses Reed.
Sketch copyright by Michael Haynes.
 
P.S. I hated the life along the trail and I thought Lewis and Clark were crazy. When we got a ways up the Missouri River, I left camp late one night to try to get back to civilization. But the captains sent George Drouillard back to track me down. He found me and brought me back to camp, where I was dishonorably discharged. I was sent back to St. Louis in disgrace on the keelboat in 1805, and never heard from again.
 

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Cast iron fence outside the Old Courthouse, part of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial

During the 19th Century St. Louis was the premier ironwork city. After the great fire, many of its buildings were made using iron framework topped off by beautiful iron ornamentation. Jefferson National Expansion Memorial showcases St. Louis architecture in the Old Courthouse. More...