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Lewis and Clark


Lewis and Clark

By: Jacob Shroba

Lewis•Born August 18, 1774 near Charlottesville, Virginia.•After his father died of pneumonia, he moved with his mother and stepfather Captain John Marks to Georgia in May 1780. They settled along the Broad River in the Goose pond Community within the Broad River Valley in Wilkes County•Lewis had no education until he was 13 years old.•Lewis improved his skills as a hunter and outdoorsman. He would usually go out in the middle of the night in the winter with only his dog to go hunting. Even at an early age, he was interested in natural history, which would develop into a lifelong passion. •In 1794, joined the militia, was attached to a sub legion General commanded by William Clark.

Getting StartedThomas Jefferson commissioned Lewis to head on an expedition to explore the newly bought Louisiana territory in order to further trade. He also wanted information on Plant and animal life. Lewis then chose Clark as his co-leader.

Clark•Born August 1, 1770 in Caroline County, Virginia.•Clark did not have any formal education, He was tutored.•Clark's five older brothers fought in Virginia units during the American Revolutionary War, but William was too young.•Entered army at 19.•First served min the militia then in the US army.•Clark then served with Lewis in 1795.

Friends along the way•Sacagawea •York•Toussaint Charbonneau•Seaman

Lewis and Clark TrailLewis and Clark's journey west begins in Washington D.C. and runs along the eastern coast including the states of Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and Pennsylvania and goes through Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois and Missouri. The trail then goes through the great plains of Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, South Dakota, North Dakota and continues through Montana, Idaho, Washington, and Oregon.


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