Friday, November 15, 2013

Lewis&Clark from USA

The Lewis and Clark Expedition was the first American expedition to cross what is now the western portion of the United States, departing from St. Louis on the Mississippi River, making their way westward through the continental divide to the Pacific coast.
The primary objective was to explore and map the newly acquired territory, find a practical route across the Western half of the continent, and establish an American presence in this territory before Britain and other European powers tried to claim. The secondary objectives were to study the area's plants, animal life, and geography, and establish trade with local Indian tribes [source: Wikipedia]

Sent by Francis for private swap. Thanks a lot, Francis!

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