Yes sir they did. Were passing that place on Independence Day of 1804.
The rumor that they were confined to the Disciplinary Barrack for going
over budget by about $38,000 is completely false.
Next year there will be a celebration of the passage of the expedition
through the area beginning at Ft. Osage [30 miles east of Kansas City on
a site selected by Wm. Clark in 1808] on July 23rd. and culminating on
July 4th in the towns of Leavenworth and Atchison, Kansas.
For those of you who are not from Missouri or Kansas, the original City
of Kansas is located in Missouri. There is a Kansas City, Kansas which
is much smaller. Baseball Football and Soccer team are on the Missouri
side and the NASCAR track is on the Kansas side. I live in
Independence, Missouri which is the largest suburb of Kansas City, MO on
the eastern side and is the home town of former President Harry S
Truman. The is is an initial and no the first letter of a middle name.
More Missouri history than you ever wanted to know! ;^)