Lewis & Clark State Historic Site Drive
21 April 2018
Time to shake off the winter chill and get the cars out on the road! Six club members in four cars met for a drive into Illinois and its educational Lewis and Clark State Historic Site. It commemorates the famous expedition up the Missouri River in 1804-1806, starting from almost this exact spot.
We then proceeded about 1/4 mile to the Confluence Tower to take in a commanding view at 160 ft. Immediately to the west is the confluence of the two great American rivers: the Missouri empties into the Mississippi. A spit of land marks the spot where they come together. The weather was clear enough (although very windy) to see downtown St. Louis, 19 miles to the south.