In 1803 the President of the United States, Thomas Jefferson, asked his private secretary, Meriwether Lewis, to explore a territory unknown to most Euro - Americans.
Together with his friend, William Clark, and a group of more than 30 people, Captain Lewis set
out from the mouth of the Missouri river, north of Saint Louis, on May 14, 1804, to explore that territory then known as Louisiana. The United States had just
purchased this huge tract of land from France.
Virtually it extended from west of the Mississippi river to the Rocky Mountains. Lewis and Clark and their team of explorers went on to try to find the famous 'Northwest Passage', the legendary communication route between the headwaters o...Read More