I am originally from Southern Missouri, so I was interested to learn about Henry R. Schoolcraft and his journey of exploration from Potosi, Missouri to what is now Springfield, Missouri nearly 200 years ago. This was before Missouri was a state and was mostly wilderness. To help keep this history alive, I've republished Schoolcraft's book “Journal of a tour into the Interior of Missouri and Arkansaw from Potosi, or Mine d Burton, in Missouri Territory, in a South-West Direction, toward the Rocky Mountains Performed in the Years 1818 and 1819.” The book was originally published in 1821.
You can buy the print version on Amazon.
Download the complete book as a PDF, readable on any device that will read PDFs here.