Walking With Lewis & Clark

Sunday morning I got up early and drove to downtown Jefferson City to take some photographs. I like going early as I get to use the early light in composing my photos, and I like to do it on Sunday mornings since it is always quiet and most streets are practically deserted.

I haven’t processed all the photos yet or uploaded them to Flickr, but here’s a couple that I thought looked good.

This first one is a close-up shot of a merman battling a sea serpent, part of an inactive fountain in the rear of the State Capitol building, the portion that faces the Missouri River, not far from where Lewis & Clark came ashore on one of their stops. Click the photo for a larger version.

From left to right: George Drouillard, civilian guide and interpreter; Meriwether Lewis; his dog Seaman; William Clark and York, Clark’s manservant. Click the photo for a larger version.

It was a kick to see where Lewis and Clark had arrived in what would become Jefferson City and to walk the same ground where their expedition walked. I remember reading about them when I was in elementary school, but I never imagined I would one day follow their footsteps along a portion of their pioneering trail.

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