Article by Central Staff
History – July 2006 – Colorado Central Magazine
Have you been wondering what was happening in July, 200 years ago? Probably not, but just in case:
On July 15, 1806, Lt. Zebulon Pike of the U.S. Army left Belle Fontaine (a landing near St. Louis, Mo.) with orders to reach the Arkansas River, ascend to its source, proceed south to the headwaters of the Red River, and descend the Red to its junction with the Mississippi River in Louisiana.