St. Charles History Talk: "The Boone's Lick Trail"

8/17/2017 | First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site | St. Charles, MO

This lecture in the St. Charles History Talks, Friends of the First Missouri State Capitol lecture series will be "The Boone's Lick Trail." The Boone's Lick Trail discussion will include a brief introduction to what life would have been like when the trail was "the most important westward migration route immediately after the War of 1812." Attendees will learn about why the trail was important, where the trail ran, what was along the trail, what it was like to travel the trail and who the famous people were that used the trail to journey west. The markers placed by the Daughters of the American Revolution in 1913, which mark the route of the trail at significant locations and help preserve its heritage, will also be discussed.

Hear about the Boone's Lick trail with Jack Hartwig, an interpreter at the historic site, and someone who has retraced the entire Boone's Lick trail and has lead groups of interested history scholars along this famous historic route. He will be the August speaker.

A $10 donation is suggested. For more information, please call the site at 636-940-3322. Click here to read the news release.

Lecture time: 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.
200 South Main Street, St. Charles, MO | (636) 940-3322

Associated activities

  • Interpretive Programs