THE 41ST ANNUAL MEETING OF THE
Four soldiers from Fort Southwest Point attended this event held in Olive Branch, Mississippi from September 30th to October 4th. This event was to honor Merriwether Lewis by having an encampment and several other actives going on at this time. The time period for this event was 1803 to 1806.
On October 1st and 2nd we had around 1500 kids from surrounding counties come to visit this event. Saturday October 3rd was open to the public and several hundred adults and kids attended on this day.
The encampment included campers from as far away as Seattle, Washington. A 55 ft keelboat was pulled in from Missouri to show the patrons the type of craft Lewis and Clark used. Fort Southwest Point displayed and fired their cannon.
Soldiers from Fort Southwest Point attending the event were: Mike Woody, Keith Foster, Ken Inmon and John Murphy.