On my expedition east, I stopped at the Lewis and Clark State Park in Onawa, Iowa. While there, I learned that I was heading in the opposite direction of Lewis and Clark. On August 10, 1804 the two men along with twenty-four others aboard a 55-foot keelboat, winded their way up the Missouri River from St Louis to Iowa. The boat landed on the shore of the Blue Lake, which is now the location of the park.
The park features a full size replica of the 55-foot keelboat docked at the information center.
I spent time exploring the beautiful acres of the park. Similar to Lewis and Clark, who were commissioned by President Jefferson to explore the northwest due to the recent procurement of the land from France (Louisiana Purchase). As I learn more about the history of the world, it creates more questions.
Resource, money, and war.... Very interesting.