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In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Beneath Your Feet.”


The confluence of the Missouri and the Mississippi Rivers…beneath my feet!

I have been interested in the Lewis and Clark Expedition since reading the novel, Sacajawea, by Anna Lee Waldo, many years ago. Over the years I have collected more books than my husband thinks I need on the subject, more memorabilia than even I think I need, taken family on Lewis and Clark trips, even taken first and second grade students on field trips to Lewis and Clark sites. And I have loved it all.

We have traveled to the headwaters of the Missouri River in Montana, but the one thing I really wanted to do was to stand with the confluence of these two mighty rivers “beneath my feet”. Last year I finally got to do just that.

I understand that the rivers no longer have the rushing, convulsive quality they had in 1804 …the Army Corps of Engineers took care of that. I understand that the confluence has moved over time, as the result of floods and dry seasons. But I was close…and I was satisfied. I know it seems crazy, but that was one of the most exciting days of my life!