Unearthed documents shed new light on Missouri history Story courtesy of KMOV-TV, St. Louis, MO.
St. Charles, MO (AP) -- Recently discovered documents in St. Charles offer new insight into the life of the Missouri River community 200 years ago.
Documents signed by Daniel Boone involve explorer William Clark's unsuccessful run for governor in 1820. Others offer snippets into the daily life of the sometimes rowdy era.
Secretary of State Robin Carnahan says the documents will go to the State Archives in Jefferson City to be preserved, put on microfilm, and made available to historians and the public.
St. Charles County Director of Administration Steve Ehlmann found the old records at the bottom of boxes in the administration building basement about two years ago. He contacted the state archives office earlier this year.