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Photographer: Barry Swackhamer
Taken: May 26, 2014
Caption: The Lewis and Clark Expedition Marker
Additional Description: Upper right text
: The United States purchased the Louisiana territory - more than 83,000 square miles - from France in 1803. President Jefferson selected Meriwether Lewis (far left) to lead the expedition there.
With Jeffersonís permission Lewis asked his friend and former commanding officer, William Clark (left) to be co-leader. Although opposite in temperament, they worked harmoniously throughout the two-year journey.
Click on image to enlarge the map of the Lewis and Clark Expeditionís journey.
Submitted: September 4, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
Database Locator Identification Number: p284874
File Size: 3.350 Megabytes
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