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    National Expansion Memorial Missouri

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    MoDot crews will close 1-44 starting in the evening at 7:00 p.m. Friday, July 11 to begin the process of placing 40 girders across the highway. Each girder weighs 14 tons and is 100 feet long.The highway will reopen by 5:00 a.m. on Monday July 14.

Sgt. John Ordway

Drawing of John Ordway
Sketch copyright by Michael Haynes.
 
P.S. At the end of the expedition I accompanied Capt. Lewis and a party of Indians to Washington, D.C., took my discharge and returned to New Hampshire. I returned to Missouri to settle in 1809, became prosperous and married. Both I and my wife had died by 1817.
 

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Cartoon grouse

The Lewis and Clark expedition sent back animals to President Jefferson from Ft. Mandan. Four magpies, a prairie dog, and a sharptailed grouse were sent back with Corporal Warfington. Unfortunately, only the prairie dog and one magpie survived the arduous journey. Learn more about the journey here. More...