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Photographer: Barry Swackhamer
Taken: May 26, 2014
Caption: Lewis and Clark Campsite Area Marker
Additional Description: Captions on the First Naturalists of the American West plaque (top,left and bottom, left): Meriwether Lewis by Charles Wilson Peal, ca 180-1808. Courtesy Independence National Historical Park; William Clark by Charles Wilson Peal, ca 1807. Courtesy Independence National Historical Park.
Captions on the Lewis and Clark Slept Here plaque (left and right): August 3, 1804 The first expedition peace medals were distributed to Oto and Missouri leaders at “Council Bluff: before heading upriver to this location; A large keelboat and two smaller crafts called pirogues, were used on the slow moving upstream leg of the journey.
Captions on The Corps of Discovery plaque (bottom, left (above and below)): Lewis received instruction and advice in mathematics and astronomy from Robert Patterson, Irish-born professor of mathematics at the University of Pennsylvania; After the Corps of Discovery disbanded in 1806, many of Lewis and Clark’s journals were deposited in the collection of the American Philosophical Society at Thomas Jefferson’s urging.
Captions for the map on the right: You are standing in the vicinity of where the Corps of Discovery camped overnight, August 3, 1804. The map shows the pathway of the Missouri River as Lewis and Clark would have seen it, as well as the river’s current location. Enjoy reading excerpts from Lewis and Clark’s journals and their descriptions of the landscape. Compare their descriptions with what you see at DeSoto and Boyer Chute National Wildlife Refuges today; Explorations of Lewis and Clark 1804 - 1806. Cartographic Reconstruction Maps by Martin Plamodon UTM Zone 14, 15, Map Number 67 & 68 (Joined). Courtesy, Washington State University Press.
Submitted: September 4, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
Database Locator Identification Number: p284879
File Size: 3.542 Megabytes
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