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St. Charles in St. Charles County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Boone's Lick Trail

Covered Wagon - circle 1820-1860

— Historic Marker, St. Charles, Missouri —

 
 
Boone's Lick Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), October 7, 2018
1. Boone's Lick Trail Marker
Inscription.  A variety of wagons used the trails during the westward migration. The Conestoga wagon was the most durable. It was built in the Pennsylvania Valley between 1750-1840. Prairie schooners and covered farm wagons were also used, pulled by horses, oxen or mules. Mules were preferred; a team could cost up to two hundred dollars. Water barrels were filled along the fresh spring creek called Louis Blanchette's Creek. Blanchette was the founder of St. Charles in 1769.
 
Erected by South Main Preservation Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1769.
 
Location. 38° 46.424′ N, 90° 29.371′ W. Marker is in St. Charles, Missouri, in St. Charles County. Marker is on Boone's Lick Road west of South 4th Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 405 Boone's Lick Road, Saint Charles MO 63301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ezra Overall House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Plank Road (within shouting distance
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of this marker); Edward Paule Home (approx. 0.2 miles away); Home of Don Carlos Tayon (approx. ¼ mile away); 921 South Riverside Drive (approx. ¼ mile away); Missouri (approx. ¼ mile away); 25th Anniversary (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Trail to Fort Osage (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Charles.
 
Boone's Lick Trail Marker with Conestoga Wagon image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), October 7, 2018
2. Boone's Lick Trail Marker with Conestoga Wagon
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 20, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 14, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 297 times since then and 80 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 14, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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