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It began in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, made its way westward, and passed through the Continental Divide of the Americas to reach the Pacific coast. The Corps of Discovery was a selected group of US Army volunteers under the command of Captain Meriwether Lewis and his close friend Second Lieutenant William Clark.
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At the start of the 19th century, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark embarked on an unprecedented voyage of discovery. An enthralling portrait of the unspoiled West, this true-life adventure story is a window to the dawning of America–from encounters with grizzly bears to councils with tribal leaders and perilous mountain crossings. About The Essential Lewis and Clark.
Meriwether Lewis and William Clark (sculpture). Meriwether Lewis and William Clark is a historic bronze sculpture of Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, and Sacagawea located at Charlottesville, Virginia. Known as Their First View of the Pacific, it was sculpted by noted artist Charles Keck (1875-1951), and was the first of four commemorative sculptures commissioned from members of the National Sculpture Society by philanthropist Paul Goodloe McIntire
Lewis traveled to Philadelphia to study astronomy, botany, zoology, and medicine with some of the country’s brightest scientists and doctors.
He later served as governor of Upper Louisiana Territory. Lewis traveled to Philadelphia to study astronomy, botany, zoology, and medicine with some of the country’s brightest scientists and doctors.
The exploration team of William Clark and Meriwether Lewis is one of the most famous duos in early America. He was also named Brigadier general of the Louisiana militia in the same territory where Lewis was governor. He married Juliana Hancock in 1808
The exploration team of William Clark and Meriwether Lewis is one of the most famous duos in early America. The team was known as the Corps of Discovery. This was the first successful trip made from St. Louis all the way to the Pacific Ocean and back. He married Juliana Hancock in 1808. She bore Clark five children and died in 1820. Clark later married Harriet Kennerly, Juliana Hancock’s cousin.
commissioned Meriwether Lewis and William Clark to explore the uncharted land, plus the area beyond, out to the Pacific Ocean. At the time, most Americans lived within 50 miles of the Atlantic Ocean). Jefferson died at age 83 at Monticello on July 4, 1826, the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Coincidentally, John Adams, Jefferson’s friend, former rival and fellow signer of the Declaration of Independence, died the same day. Jefferson was buried at Monticello.
Meriwether Lewis and William Clark are known as trailblazing explorers of the American West, not pioneering scientists. But during their 8,000-mile journey from Missouri to the Pacific Ocean and back between 1804-1806, Lewis and Clark discovered 122 animal species, including. What was known at the time as the Louisiana Territory stretched from the Mississippi River in the east to the Rocky. The Oregon Trail was a roughly 2,000-mile route from Independence, Missouri, to Oregon City, Oregon, which was used by hundreds of thousands of American pioneers in the mid-1800s to emigrate west.
Learn more at Biography. Did You Know? Despite his desire for a wife, Meriwether Lewis was never married nor had any children.
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