Archive for Thursday, April 21, 2005

Re-enactors to dock in Leavenworth

April 21, 2005

A keelboat from the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Expedition will dock late this month and early next month at six area cities, including Leavenworth.

Members of the expedition, including Lansing residents Bill Stewart and Lynette Trotter, will offer free re-enactment and educational opportunities for history buffs, school groups and the general public at each stop.

The journey commemorates the 200th anniversary of Lewis and Clark's trip from Fort Mandan in what is now South Dakota down the Missouri River to St. Louis, Mo. They were forced to return instead of continuing west because their boats were too large.

A representation of the keelboat's return is being staged by the Discovery Expedition of St. Charles, Mo., in observance of the 200th anniversary of the original expedition.

The keelboats area stops on its way to St. Louis are:

April 26-27, White Cloud

April 27-29, St. Joseph, Mo.

April 29-30, Atchison

April 30-May 1, Leavenworth

May 1-4, Kaw Point, Kansas City, Kan.

May 4- 5, Lexington, Mo.

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