Snowy Range Pass

Snowy Range Pass

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Moving fast and writing slow

The last month, we have been moving steadily along the path of the Lewis and Clark trail.  Between traveling, exploring and poor Wi-Fi, I continue to fall farther behind.  While still at the starting point in St Charles, MO. we also visited the final home of a true American legend, Daniel Boone.  It is just a few miles from St Charles. His final home is preserved and additional buildings of that era have been moved to his farm.

He continued an active life until his death in 1820 at the age of 86.  In addition to the farm and his duties  as magistrate for the area, he still enjoyed exploring the country far and wide. 

A visit to the site provides a glimpse of his life beyond the legends made famous by TV and movies.

A must see for early American history buffs.


Ruth said...

Lovely pictures! I always wonder what it would have been like to have lived in that time period. Part of my would have loved it and part of me maybe not so much. ;-)

We were in St. Charles way back in 2011 when we were visiting Sam and Donna. They took us to St. Charles for the day to wander around and explore. It is a pretty town with lots of history and now it will be one of those wonderful memories to look back on and remember the time we were able to spend with Donna.

Wanderin' said...

What fun! I love visiting places we read about years ago in history. There's so much to see in that area. Enjoy!

Happytrails said...

Ok we HAVE to go here!!! Mike is a huge Daniel Boone fan and what an incredible tour this is!! Love that church....isn't it just lovely!!
Great pics!!!

Nickie Jim said...

Your photos give a great overview of Dan'l Boone's place. Obviously there's much to see and do in St Charles MO, especially if you like history. Maybe autumn would be a good time to go there.