Park Over the Highway Takes Shape with MoDot Work this Weekend
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.
Photo Mural Exhibit
The Museum of Westward Expansion houses a permanent exhibit of 33 large format photo murals depicting the campsites and significant places visited by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark during their exploration of the interior of North America. This epic journey became better known as the Corps of Discovery. Jefferson National Expansion Memorial displays these magnificent 15 foot high photo murals extending 500 feet along the back wall of the Museum of Westward Expansion.
The above image is the floorplan of the museum where these remarkable photo murals are located. Along with the 33 large format photo murals are 198 small photos of various scenes, flora, and fauna pertaining to the mural scenes. Each number on the floorplan image represents a large photo mural. Click on the numbers above to view a specific magnificent mural. If you prefer, follow the path of the arrow (below) to view the murals in chronological order.
Did You Know?
Meriwether Lewis took his Newfoundland dog Seaman on the Lewis and Clark expedition? Seaman made the entire trip with the Corps and is credited with waking the members when a bison entered the camp and almost trampled them. Click here to learn more about Lewis and Clark. More...