Chapters Of Discovery

How Lewis and Clark crossed the continent on their epic adventure

1 OCT. 15, 1803 CLARK COMES ABOARD "I will chearfully join you...and partake of the dangers, difficulties, and fatigues," Clark wrote in accepting Lewis' invitation to immortality. Clark, who was living near Louisville, spent the summer recruiting men for the expedition

2 DECEMBER 1803 WINTER CAMP After gathering additional men at Army outposts along the way, the corps encamped across from the mouth of the Missouri in what is now Illinois. Lewis gathered more supplies in St. Louis

3 MAY-NOVEMBER 1804 UP THE MISSOURI The river from St. Louis to the Mandan villages in what is now North Dakota was well...

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