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2023 Chapter Meeting & Workshop Schedule – Expandable sections

10/18/2023 - 1.5 PDUs: Washington, MO BBQ & Dr. Ryan Johnston Presents the Antoine Soulard Stone Discussion

6-8pm at the large pavilion

James W. Rennick Riverfront Park, Washington, MO

Join us for BBQ and a presentation by a Dr. Ryan Johnston about the Antoine Soulard stones tied to his research about a survey for DeLassus in 1799.

Soulard Stone Presentation Synopsis: While conducting research for his book The Shaping of Farmington, Missouri, Dr. Ryan Johnston discovered what he believes to be two original Soulard survey stoned placed on the DeLassus land grant in 1799. Click here for full PDF

Hosted by Corporate Member and St. Louis Chapter MSPS supporter, BFA, Inc.

12/13/2023 - 1.5PDUs: Annual Holiday Party and Surveyor's Roundtable

6-8pm

Casa Juarez Mexican Town, 12710 Dorsett Rd., Maryland Heights, MO 63043

Join the St. Louis Chapter board of directors, members and maybe a sponsor or two as we celebrate another year in the books. The agenda loosely planned at this time will be a Surveyor’s Roundtable discussion – sure to be filled with wild stories, history lessons and a good time. Questions and Answers to presenters after each brief discussion and presentation.

Also, a mexican food buffet with a burrito bar, enchilladas, fajita chicken and steak, with all of the fixings.

 

2023 – Past Meetings

3/22/2023 - 1.5 PDUs: The Particulars for Getting Good Drone Data
6/21/2023 - 1.5 PDUs: Jefferson County, MO GIS Presentation
  • Doors open at 6pm with complimentary beverages and refreshments.
  • Starting at 6:30pm Jefferson County, MO GIS Presentation to MSPS St. Louis Chapter
  • This meeting will be held at the offices of The Sterling Company – 5055 New Baumgartner Rd, St. Louis, MO 63129
  • A presentation by Director Bob Boyer and Sandy Kost from the Jefferson County Assessor’s office about the GIS mapping that the department oversees on a daily basis.

Click – HERE FOR THE PDF PRESENTATION

Click – HERE FOR THE SUPPORTING INFORMATION PDF

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September 23, 1806, St. Louis, MO: The group rose, was taken to the public store and furnished with some clothes, and an early breakfast with Col. Hunt, and departed for St. Louis down the Mississippi, and arrived at about 12 o'clock. Major Christy, an old neighbor of Clark's family, had since started a tavern, and provided his store rooms for the group to stow all of their belongings. The invitation was accepted by Mr Peter Chouteau to visit his home and take a room.

Christy would later become secretary of the land claims commission, fight again in the war of 1812 and became the first Missouri state auditor.

Statue is on the riverfront in St. Louis, MO - The Captain's Return. Inscription: At noon on September 23, 1806, the Lewis and Clark expedition ended on the St. Louis riverfront after a journey along the Missouri River to its headwaters, a passage of the Rocky Mountains, and a descent to the Pacific Coast via the Columbia River. Returning by roughly the same route, they arrived in St. Louis after two years, four months and nine days of exploring the lands and encountering the peoples of the American West.

For those who followed these posts - I hope you enjoyed!
#LewisandClark #StLouismo #thecaptainsreturn
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September 23, 1806, St. Louis, MO: The group rose, was taken to the public store and furnished with some clothes, and an early breakfast with Col. Hunt, and departed for St. Louis down the Mississippi, and arrived at about 12 oclock. Major Christy, an old neighbor of Clarks family, had since started a tavern, and provided his store rooms for the group to stow all of their belongings. The invitation was accepted by Mr Peter Chouteau to visit his home and take a room.  

Christy would later become secretary of the land claims commission, fight again in the war of 1812 and became the first Missouri state auditor.

Statue is on the riverfront in St. Louis, MO - The Captains Return. Inscription: At noon on September 23, 1806, the Lewis and Clark expedition ended on the St. Louis riverfront after a journey along the Missouri River to its headwaters, a passage of the Rocky Mountains, and a descent to the Pacific Coast via the Columbia River. Returning by roughly the same route, they arrived in St. Louis after two years, four months and nine days of exploring the lands and encountering the peoples of the American West.

For those who followed these posts - I hope you enjoyed!
#LewisandClark #StLouismo #thecaptainsreturnImage attachmentImage attachment
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StL Surveyor

September 22nd, 1806 Fort Belle Fontaine, St. Louis, MO: The group waited in St. Charles most of the day while heavy rains came down, making their way down the river in the evening to Fort Belle Fontaine.

Fort Belle Fontaine is about 20 miles north of St. Louis, Missouri. Built in 1805 under the direction of Lt. Col. Jacob Kingsbury, the fort was the first U.S. military installation west of the Mississippi River. The trading fort was an important gathering place for officers and enlisted men; Native peoples; and French, Spanish and American settlers, trappers, and traders.
Ordway wrote that “towards evening we arrived at Bell foun­tain a Fort or cantonement on South Side which was built since we ascended the Missouri & a handsome place. we moved a short distance below and Camped, the Company of Artillery who lay at this fort fired 17 Rounds with the field peaces the most of our party was Quartered in the Canonment.” The next day they returned to St. Louis. www.nps.gov/places/fort-belle-fontaine.htm
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September 21st, 1806, St. Charles, MO: The boatmen paddle the 48 miles to St. Charles from La Charrette. They passed 12 canoes of Kickapoos ascending on a hunting expedition. "The party rejoiced at the sight of this hospitable village" - William Clark
There were many people cheering on the shoreline as the party landed. They received invitations from several to go to their houses, they were provided with provisions by the townspeople.

Lewis begins a letter to Thomas Jefferson:
"Sir,
Having acquired information & provisions of the Mandans on the evening of the 7th of Apl. 1805, we embarked with our baggage on board 2 large perogues and six small canoes at Fort Mandan on Voyage of Discovery to the Pacific Ocean." unfinished, Meriwether Lewis
#LewisandClark #StCharlesmo #VoyageOfDiscovery
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September 21st, 1806, St. Charles, MO: The boatmen paddle the 48 miles to St. Charles from La Charrette. They passed 12 canoes of Kickapoos ascending on a hunting expedition. The party rejoiced at the sight of this hospitable village - William Clark
There were many people cheering on the shoreline as the party landed. They received invitations from several to go to their houses, they were provided with provisions by the townspeople. 

Lewis begins a letter to Thomas Jefferson:
Sir,
Having acquired information & provisions of the Mandans on the evening of the 7th of Apl. 1805, we embarked with our baggage on board 2 large perogues and six small canoes at Fort Mandan on Voyage of Discovery to the Pacific Ocean. unfinished, Meriwether Lewis
#LewisandClark #StCharlesmo #VoyageOfDiscovery
4 days ago
StL Surveyor

September 20, 1806, La Charrette, MO: The crew reached the small french settlement after 68 more miles of paddling. Two Scottish traders were there and fed Lewis & Clark their first beef since their departure.
"every person, both French and American Seem to express great pleasure at our return, and acknowledged them selves much astonished in seeing us return. They informed us that we were Supposed to have been lost long Since, and were entirely given out by every person" - William Clark

It’s believed the site of La Charette was washed away by the Missouri River in the floods of 1842-43. It was located south of present-day Marthasville, Missouri, on the north banks of the Missouri. www.nps.gov/articles/la-charette.htm

There is a replica cabin and a historical marker near the site at Wessel Park, 1st St, Marthasville, MO 63357
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September 20, 1806, La Charrette, MO: The crew reached the small french settlement after 68 more miles of paddling. Two Scottish traders were there and fed Lewis & Clark their first beef since their departure. 
every person, both French and American Seem to express great pleasure at our return, and acknowledged them selves much astonished in seeing us return. They informed us that we were Supposed to have been lost long Since, and were entirely given out by every person - William Clark

It’s believed the site of La Charette was washed away by the Missouri River in the floods of 1842-43. It was located south of present-day Marthasville, Missouri, on the north banks of the Missouri. https://www.nps.gov/articles/la-charette.htm

There is a replica cabin and a historical marker near the site at Wessel Park, 1st St, Marthasville, MO 63357Image attachment
5 days ago
StL Surveyor

September 19th, 1806, The Return: Determined to make the first french village (The Missouri River & Osage River Confluence) by the next day, the men paddle hard the entire day for 72 miles. Many have swollen, painfully red cheeks, and 3 have their eyeballs swollen and are in bad pain at the end of the day. Clark speculates that it could be from the sunshine reflecting off of the water to burn their corneas, and eventually remarks "This irritation was likely from handling pawpaws."

The plant is listed as poisonous, similar to poison oak or ivy, causing painful dermatitis, an irritation and inflammation with redness, swelling and itching of the skin.

Nonetheless, the party adjusted, moving the sick men into different canoes, and continued downstream, arriving in St. Louis three days later on September 23.

The pawpaw is an oversized berry native to Missouri, and belongs to the custard apple family. The flavor is often described as a cross between a banana and a mango.
#NPS #LewisandClark #Pawpaw #OsageRiver #TheReturn
www.nps.gov/articles/pawpaw-sickness-on-the-lewis-and-clark-expedition.htm
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September 19th, 1806, The Return: Determined to make the first french village (The Missouri River & Osage River Confluence) by the next day, the men paddle hard the entire day for 72 miles. Many have swollen, painfully red cheeks, and 3 have their eyeballs swollen and are in bad pain at the end of the day. Clark speculates that it could be from the sunshine reflecting off of the water to burn their corneas, and eventually remarks This irritation was likely from handling pawpaws.

The plant is listed as poisonous, similar to poison oak or ivy, causing painful dermatitis, an irritation and inflammation with redness, swelling and itching of the skin. 

Nonetheless, the party adjusted, moving the sick men into different canoes, and continued downstream, arriving in St. Louis three days later on September 23.

The pawpaw is an oversized berry native to Missouri, and belongs to the custard apple family. The flavor is often described as a cross between a banana and a mango.
#NPS #LewisandClark #Pawpaw #OsageRiver #TheReturn
https://www.nps.gov/articles/pawpaw-sickness-on-the-lewis-and-clark-expedition.htmImage attachment
6 days ago
StL Surveyor

September 18, 1806, The Return - Lamine River, MO: The main party catches up to the hunters near the Grand River and find that they had killed nothing. The men declare they can live on pawpaw fruit until they reach the first white settlement 150 river miles away.

A Word of Caution. While many people enjoy the taste of pawpaw, some individuals become sick after eating the fruit. Skin rash, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea can develop. In other cases, individuals may be allergic to the leaves or the fruit skin. - www.ars.usda.gov

Eating the fruit might cause hives, nausea, vomiting, headache, or faintness in some people. American pawpaw extract might cause vomiting. When applied to the skin: American pawpaw is POSSIBLY SAFE when applied to the skin, short-term. It might cause a red, itchy rash when applied to the skin in some people. - www.webmd.com
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September 18, 1806, The Return - Lamine River, MO: The main party catches up to the hunters near the Grand River and find that they had killed nothing. The men declare they can live on pawpaw fruit until they reach the first white settlement 150 river miles away.

A Word of Caution. While many people enjoy the taste of pawpaw, some individuals become sick after eating the fruit. Skin rash, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea can develop. In other cases, individuals may be allergic to the leaves or the fruit skin. - www.ars.usda.gov

Eating the fruit might cause hives, nausea, vomiting, headache, or faintness in some people. American pawpaw extract might cause vomiting. When applied to the skin: American pawpaw is POSSIBLY SAFE when applied to the skin, short-term. It might cause a red, itchy rash when applied to the skin in some people. - www.webmd.com
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