Timeline of Kansas Explorations
1724 – French explorer and trader, Étienne Veniard de Bourgmont, traveled through northern Kansas.
1739 – French-Canadian brothers Pierre and Paul Mallet lead a party of French traders through Kansas.
1804 – The Lewis & Clark Expedition passes through northeastern Kansas.
1806 – Zebulon M. Pike’s expedition crosses much of Kansas.
1819 – Stephen H. Long’s expedition explores portions of Kansas.
1842 – John C. Fremont, the “Path Finder,” explores much of northeastern Kansas.