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Old 11-25-2011, 04:59 PM   #1
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The Corps of Discovery

One of the things occupying my time this holiday weeked is a very long documentary on Lewis and Clark's Great Journey across the continent.

Those were some great times.

If I am able, I will post the exact mane and how to find it, it is really nicely done.
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Old 11-25-2011, 05:02 PM   #2
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Theirs is quite some tale I'll check it out
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"Lewis and Clark, The journey of the corps of discovery" directed by Ken Burns, 1997, it's listed on netflix as a TV show, and is 3 1/2 hours long.
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anyone interested in Lewis and Clark should read Undaunted Courage. Great read! I would love to take the RV roughly along that route someday, and visit some of the sites they explored.
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"Anyone interested in Lewis and Clark should read Undaunted Courage."

A very good book! It's an amazing story. It's a good read just to get an idea of what it was like during those times, not an easy life.
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Old 11-26-2011, 09:43 AM   #6
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anyone interested in Lewis and Clark should read Undaunted Courage. Great read! I would love to take the RV roughly along that route someday, and visit some of the sites they explored.
There is a Lewis and Clark Trail on some roads that are close to the Missouri River. In Montana there are not very many roads paralleling the river. In Iowa, near Onawa, off I-29, there is a state park that has a replica Lewis & Clark boat.

Near Bismark, ND there is a state park that have replica Mandan Indian "huts" that show how they wintered over.

In Great Falls, MT there is a Museum above the winter that shows where they portaged around the series of falls (that have dams that cover the falls). Great Falls also has a giant spring that gushes out many gallons of water. Also see Pompey's Pillar east of Billings just off I-94.

Highway 12 and Lola Pass is near parallel where Lewis and Clark went over the Rocky Mtns.

The list goes on and on. You could take at least a month to travel the trail. We did it in pieces over the years.
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While traveling in Montana a few years ago we happened apon a small riverside park that contained some grafitti that one of the two explorers printed on a rock ledge. They are protecting it behind some glass. It would seem their presence on earth is still felt even if it is their name on rock.
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Even being Canadian, I read the Lewis and Clark story. One of the best reads I've done. I'll definately look at the Netflix documentary.
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The site that Luckiest Dre is talking about is called Pompey's Pillar. It is right on the Yellowstone River in Montana off of I-90. William Clark stopped here and carved his name into this massive rock. The signature has been perserved through all these years by the railroad, private citizens and now the National Park Service. As a part of history it is well worth the stop.
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I was fortunate enough on the 200 anniversary to be in Three Forks Montana where the expedition left the river. There was a re enactment with the boats, tents, dress and so on. Three Forks is the head water of the Missouri River...Jefferson, Gallatin and a third river merge to form the Missouri.
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I suggest, for those interested in the expedition of the Corp. of Discovery, this web-site. www.lewis-clark.org Should take about two or three months to digest it all.

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The third river is the Madison. I grew up in Great Falls, so I kinda got a lot of the history. I was just a kid, but they reacted the portage around the falls, it was neet. Giant Springs is a interesting place to visit if you find your self in the area. Home of the worlds shortest river, the Row.
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Stephen Ambrose (sp?) wrote a very good book on the Lewis & Clark expedition. He also wrote a good one about Eisenhower and D Day. I found them at Costco a year or so ago.
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Stephen Ambrose (sp?) wrote a very good book on the Lewis & Clark expedition. He also wrote a good one about Eisenhower and D Day. I found them at Costco a year or so ago.
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