St. Louis is full of history regarding the expedition of Lewis and Clark (Corps of Discovery Expedition). The two military men, Captain Meriwether Lewis and Second Lieutenant William Clark, set out with a select group of U.S. Army volunteers. Commissioned by President Thomas Jefferson in 1803 the group was to explore, map, and discover the recently purchased territory. In addition, the was tasked with finding a practical route to get across the continent. Finally, the group made several scientific and economic discovers that would later be reported to Jefferson.
To remember this history, the Lewis & Clark Confluence Tower was built to commemorate the bicentennial celebration of the expedition. Located in Hartford, Illinois, the 180ft tower stands 19 miles north of St. Louis. With three observation decks at 50ft, 100ft, 150ft, the tower offers views of the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers and Downtown St. Louis.
For more information visit: www.confluencetower.com