Excerpt: If Pittsburgh was the main staging point for the Lewis and Clark Expedition, with much of future material needs coming together there from east of Western Pennsylvania (Link: Keelboat), Camp Dubois, which was on the Wood River above St. Louis, and near the mouth of the Missouri River, was the beginning of The Main Event.
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