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Lewis & Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery

Meriwether Lewis, a young army officer from Virginia and President Thomas Jefferson's personal secretary, and William Clark, a fellow Virginian and seasoned frontiersman, set out in 1803 on an expedition Jefferson called his Corps of Discovery, to explore the Missouri River and find a passageway to the Pacific Ocean. These programs by acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns and co-producer Dayton Duncan presents the story of this incredible journey, combining readings from the journals kept by Lewis and Clark, contemporary newspaper accounts, letters and oral-tradition stories from various Indian tribes with interviews of scholars, writers and descendants of expedition members. Traveling through . . .

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Sunday, Jul 14, 2013 - 7:00 PM    President Thomas Jefferson sends his personal secretary Meriwether Lewis and his friend, William Clark, on an expedition into the unexplored West to find a water route to the Pacific Ocean. From winter quarters at Fort Mandan in what is now South Dakota, Lewis and Clark head westward in 1805 with 29 men, Sacagawea and her infant son. They cross Montana and come to the Continental Divide where, looking toward Idaho - they see more mountains. Part 1 of 2 G
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