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Symposium on Boone's Lick Road, the 'Gateway to the West,' Set for Saturday

Weekend of events includes reception, tour of historic St. Charles and panel discussion about Boone's Lick Road.

The Boone's Lick Road Association will hold its first annual symposium on Saturday. 
The non-profit organization was created to "research, preserve and share the fascinating stories of the first road in the heart of Missouri." 

In addition, the group is working to secure federal recognition for the raod as a National Historic Trail.

Boone's Lick Road was the original "Gateway to the West," according to the group's website. It was the road on which immigrants traveled from St. Charles to the western part of Missouri and beyond. 

Read more about the history of Boone's Lick Road here.

The weekend of events includes a reception and book signing for author Hal Jackson, who wrote "Boone's Lick Road," from 5 to 7 p.m. at theHistorical Society's Archives.

On Saturday, Keeven-Franke will lead a tour of Main Streets of St. Charles at 9 a.m. Nov. 10 from the St. Charles County Archives. 

The first annual meeting and symposium will begin at 1 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Conservatory. Speakers include: Hal Jackson, author of “Boone’s Lick Road," Mike Dickey, administrator of the Boone’s Lick Historic Site, Missouri State Parks, and Ken Kamper, Daniel Boone historian.

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