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Lewis and Clark

Lewis and Clark

Transcription:  Meriwether Lewis arrived March 16, 1803. Oversaw building of collapsible iron framed, skin-clad boat and acquired supplies, tomahawks, and rifles. Left for Pennsylvania on April 18; returned July 7 to gather materials and left next day for Pittsburgh. Followed Ohio to Falls; met William Clark for trip to explore and study land, waterways, animal life, natural features and resources of West.

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WV, Jefferson Co, Harpers Ferry

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Capt. Meriwether Lewis
Gen. William Clark

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Updated: 7-26-2020