Thursday, July 12, 2012

Thursday, July 12, 1934

Rita Mae came down today. Then Rita Mae and Ruby and I went down to Joe's.
Fort Osage, Missouri
Fort Osage, Missouri

During the Lewis and Clark Expedition, William Clark identified a spot
on the Missouri River which he felt would make an ideal location for a
fort. After the Expedition he returned to this spot in 1808 and constructed
what would later become Fort Osage. The fort served as a strategic trading post and military outpost and garrison until it was abandoned in the mid-1820s.

Located in Sibley, Missouri, the fort today is operated by Jackson County
Parks and Recreation with a professional staff. The Fort Osage
Education Center opened in 2007 and features state-of-the-art exhibits,
classrooms, auditorium, special exhibit spaces and a gift shop.

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