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St. Charles celebrates 250 years with statues of Lewis and Clark’s dog

The statues have been put up in various locations across the city.
Credit: City of St. Charles

ST. CHARLES, Mo. – St. Charles turned 250 years old this year and the city decided to celebrate with a trusty companion.

Starting April 1, statues of Merriweather Lewis and William Clark’s dog, Seaman, started popping up around the city.

Historians believe Lewis bought Seaman for $20 in Pittsburg while he was waiting for the boats to be completed for their journey, according to the city’s website.

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The 3-foot-tall statues have been put up in various locations across the city, and each one is decorated.

Click here to view a map of locations so you can visit Seaman, take pictures and post them to social media using the hashtag #stc250. 

Here is a sneak peek of our #SeamanTheDog! He'll be on display outside of our building starting April 1, 2019. #NewcoDog #STC250 #LewisAndClark