Schoolcraft's Ozark Journey

Near Millcreek

Sunday, January 31st, 1819

The weather continued cloudy and unsettled. On reaching the ford of the St. Francis I found the river so flooded by the late rains, that it was impossible to cross without a canoe, and this was wanting. Thus defeated in my intention of visiting the Iron mountain, and the granite ridges of Bellevieu, I pursued up the banks of the north-eastern branch of the river, through a populous settlement, for a distance of ten miles, and passed the night at a planter's, four miles below St. Michael. The granitic rock has been constantly in view.

-Henry Schoolcraft

Missouri Humanities Council Logo

Funding for the Schoolcraft Journey project on Unlock the Ozarks has been provided by the Missouri Humanities Council.