Day 1 - June 22, 2009 - Clinton to Pilot Grove
1) Which of the Katy Trail towns that you were in today was known as “The
Baby Chick Capital of the World” because of the chicken hatchery industry that
was established there as a result of the railroad access.
Clinton (History of Clinton panel on the info depot at Clinton trailhead.)
2) Which of the Katy Trail towns that you were in today was know as
“Jugtown: the Queen of Pottery” as a result of the eight pottery businesses that
operated in this town up to the year 1910?
Calhoun (History of Calhoun panel on the info depot at the Calhoun trailhead.)
3) Which of the Katy Trail towns that you were in today was originally named
Belmont when first platted on Sept. 15, 1855? The community eventually adopted
the town’s present name, honoring the 900-year-old castle and residence of the
Windsor (History of Windsor panel on the info depot at the Windsor trailhead.)
4) What is the elevation of the highest point on the Katy Trail?
955 feet (panel at site)
5) What is another name for Shaver Creek that is crossed at mile marker
218.6 on the 1910 Pony Truss Bridge?
Shave Tail (Sedalia to Clifton City/Clifton City to Sedalia panels or on west end of the bridge at M.P. 218.6.)
1) What is the name, from local legend, given to the final descent into
Boonville starting at about M.P. 195.3?
Lard Hill (Pilot Grove to Boonville/Boonville to Pilot Grove panels.)
2) Who was the architect for the Boonville Depot?
An MKT architect only known by his initials HJB. (Info panel at depot)
3) In what city did the Santa Fe Trail begin?
Franklin (Santa Fe Trail panel New Franklin info depot)
4) What was the population of Rocheport in 1900?
593 (Rocheport panel Rocheport info depot)
5) What is the most widespread butterfly in the world?
Painted Lady (Butterfly panel McBaine)
1) Is it the male indigo bunting or the male eastern bluebird that has
rusty chest and white belly?
Eastern Bluebird (Jefferson City to Tebbetts/Tebbetts to Jefferson City panel)
2) Following the flood of 1993, most of which trail community was relocated
to the hill above?
Rhineland (Portland to McKittrick/McKittrick to Portland panel)
3) Shortly after leaving camp on the morning of May 30, 1804, the Lewis and
Clark Expedition passed which well-known river landmark?
Montbrun (or Monbrun) Tavern (Lewis and Clark panel at mm 113.6)
4) Going south on Highway 19, you’ll cross two rivers before arriving in
Hermann. Name them. Hint: One of them you’ll cross at mm 101 on the
Loutre and Missouri (Trail and/or highway signs.)
1) While in present day Missouri, what was the average number of miles
that the Corps of Discovery “cruised” per day?
11.78 miles (Lewis and Clark panel mm 92.6)
2) Where did legendary Daniel Boone die?
Son Nathan Boone’s home near Defiance (Dutzow panel)
3) What historic buildings are at the former rail stop of Nona?
Tin grain elevator and old storefront (personal observation at mm 69.6)
4) What Missouri product won eight gold medals at the 1893 Vienna World’s
Wine (Augusta panel)
1) How did Daniel Boone acquire the land that he lived on near Femme Osage
Spanish Land Grants (Weldon Spring to Matson panel and Daniel Boone’s Missouri Golden Years panel)
2) Name two of the three towns that were dismantled to create the Weldon
Spring Ordnance Works?
Howell, Hamburg and Toonerville (Weldon Spring Site panel)
3) Name two of the highway bridges that riders pass under in the Saint
Hwy. 370, Interstate 70, Hwy. 364, Hwy. 40-61 (St. Charles to Greens Bottom panel and Greens Bottom to Weldon Spring panel)
4) What did the legislature write to correct the Missouri state
The “Solemn Public Oath” (First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site panel)