(Editor’s note: This is the third of a three-part series — Day 3: The Historic Markers.)
I discovered 20 of the 32 Daughters of the American Revolution granite markers, and other historic markers, on my two-day trip to explore the Boone’s Lick Road through eastern Missouri from St. Louis to Boone’s Lick State Historic Site.
Here is a brief bit of background information for each of these markers.
ST. CHARLES ROCK ROAD. BOONE’S LICK TRAIL, ST. LOUIS FIRST TRAIL WEST STARTED NEAR THIS CORNER 1764: This marker is misleading in that St. Louis was founded in 1764 and St. Charles was founded five years later in 1769.
In 1819 St. Charles Road was laid out as a post road and stagecoach road. In 1851 it became an oak plank road when wooden planks were laid out on it for wagon wheels to avoid the mud.