August 04, 2017

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Boone’s Lick Trail discussed Aug. 17 at First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, AUG. 3, 2017 – Guests will be introduced to the Boone’s Lick Trail at a talk Aug. 17 at First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site in St. Charles. The lecture will be held at 8 p.m. at the historic site and the public is invited.

The Boone’s Lick Trail was considered an important westward migration route after the War of 1812. Attendees will learn why the trail was important, what it was like to travel the trail and famous people who used the trail to journey west. The presentation will be given by Jack Hartwig, the site’s interpreter, who has retraced the entire Boone’s Lick Trail and led other historians on the same journey.

The lecture is part of a monthly speaker series sponsored by the Friends of First Missouri State Capitol. A $10 donation is suggested.

Missouri State Parks is celebrating 100 years in 2017. Visitors can experience all the park system has to offer with the Centennial Passport. Visit for more information.

First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site is located at 200 South Main St. in St. Charles. For more information on the lecture, call the historic site at 636-940-3322. For more information on state parks and historic sites, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.