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The Lewis and Clark Expedition

Traveling mainly by river, Lewis and Clark began their journey up the Missouri in 1804, reached its navigable limits above Great Falls and then crossed the Rocky and Bitterroot Mountains to the Clearwater River, which led them to the Snake River and on to the Columbia, down which they passed to the Pacific Ocean in 1805.

Map of the Lewis and Clark Expedition

(Map courtesy the makers of THE WEST.)


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