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Boone's Lick Trail - St. Charles, Missouri
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 38° 46.416 W 090° 29.368
15S E 718097 N 4294646
Quick Description: Historical marker near the start of the Boone's Lick Trail in St. Charles.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 12/7/2007 8:31:35 AM
Waymark Code: WM2QDB
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member kbarhow
Views: 56

Long Description:

Boone's Lick Trail
circa 1800

Daniel Boone first blazed this trail following old Indian paths to a salt spring near Booneville, MO.  In 1806 Boone's sons, Nathan and Daniel Morgan moved to the salt springs near Booneville to harvest salt for pioneers.  Salt, essential for the preservation of meat, sold for $4 a bushel.  Nathan helped survey and straighten the trail, renaming it the Boone's Lick Road.  It became a state road in 1827.  Boone's Lick became the first westward passage to the Oregon, Santa Fe and California Trails.  On April 14, 1849, the St. Charles Western Star predicted, "thirty thousand pioneers will use this route to get to the California Gold Rush in the next three months." ~ text of marker

Feature Discription: Boone's Lick Trail - Near beginning - Historical marker

Web address for the route: [Web Link]

Beginning of the road: St Charles, Missouri

End of the road: Boone's Lick (central Missouri salt springs)

Secondary Web Address: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
We ask that if you visit the site, please include a unique picture with your impressions of the location. If possible, and if you are not too shy, please include yourself and your group in the photo. Extra points will be given for your best buffalo imitation or if you are licking something salty.
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