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Born and raised in St. Charles, Missouri, Jo Ann Trogdon is an attorney and author of THE UNKNOWN TRAVELS AND DUBIOUS PURSUITS OF WILLIAM CLARK.  She has also written for ARIZONA HIGHWAYS, JOURNAL OF THE MISSOURI BAR, WE PROCEEDED ON (the quarterly publication of the Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation) and numerous other magazines.   As Jo Ann Brown she wrote ST. CHARLES BORROMEO:  200 YEARS OF FAITH, a history of one of the oldest Catholic parishes in the United States.    She is a member of the Missouri Humanities Council Speakers Bureau and serves on the board of the Friends of University of Missouri Libraries.  She lives in Columbia with her husband William Least Heat-Moon.