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Wood River

noun
1.
a city in SW Illinois.
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city, Madison county, southwestern Illinois, U.S. Part of the St. Louis, Missouri, metropolitan area, it lies on the Mississippi River near the confluence of the Wood and Missouri rivers. It was from this site that Meriwether Lewis and William Clark embarked on their trip to the Pacific Northwest (May 14, 1804); a monument commemorates the event

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