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wine country near Hermann

The Missouri Rhineland

The area around Washington, New Haven and Hermann is known as the Missouri Rhineland Country. Following the Lewis and Clark Expedition this area attracted many German immigrants who established farms and wineries on the bluffs of the Missouri River.

replica of expedition's keelboatLewis nearly fell from Tavern Rock on May 24 and the expedition's keelboat came close to capsizing at Retrograde Bend near Washington the next day.

On an island near the future site of Hermann, Lewis and Clark formally organized the Corps of Discovery.