A new book examines the exploits of William Clark before his famous expedition to the Pacific. But the Lewis and Clark expedition, of course, remains Clark’s claim to fame. The “Corps of Discovery” statue in Kansas City’s Case Park overlooks the confluence of the Missouri and Kansas rivers. That’s William Clark on the right; Sacagawea is at left with Meriwether Lewis in the middle. A nearby plaque reads: “On September 15, 1806, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, returning from the Pacific, stood on this point and recorded in their journal that this was a commanding situation for a fort.” Case Park is at 10th and Jefferson streets.
A new book examines the exploits of William Clark before his famous expedition to the Pacific. But the Lewis and Clark expedition, of course, remains Clark’s claim to fame. The “Corps of Discovery” statue in Kansas City’s Case Park overlooks the confluence of the Missouri and Kansas rivers. That’s William Clark on the right; Sacagawea is at left with Meriwether Lewis in the middle. A nearby plaque reads: “On September 15, 1806, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, returning from the Pacific, stood on this point and recorded in their journal that this was a commanding situation for a fort.” Case Park is at 10th and Jefferson streets. File photo THE KANSAS CITY STAR
A new book examines the exploits of William Clark before his famous expedition to the Pacific. But the Lewis and Clark expedition, of course, remains Clark’s claim to fame. The “Corps of Discovery” statue in Kansas City’s Case Park overlooks the confluence of the Missouri and Kansas rivers. That’s William Clark on the right; Sacagawea is at left with Meriwether Lewis in the middle. A nearby plaque reads: “On September 15, 1806, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, returning from the Pacific, stood on this point and recorded in their journal that this was a commanding situation for a fort.” Case Park is at 10th and Jefferson streets. File photo THE KANSAS CITY STAR

Readorama: Explorer William Clark had dubious dealings before he was famous

August 01, 2015 07:00 AM