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1804: Lewis and Clark Embark on their Famous Expedition

1804: Lewis and Clark Embark on their Famous Expedition
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Lewis and Clark’s expedition was important because they explored the enormous territory of Louisiana, which the USA bought from France that same year.

American explorers Lewis and Clark set off on their famous expedition to the western part of North America on this day in 1804. The expedition’s starting point was Camp Dubois, located in a strategic position next to the confluence point of the Missouri and Mississippi rivers. Lewis and Clark then proceeded upriver along the Missouri and reached its source near today’s U.S. – Canadian border. They allegedly crossed as many as 110 to 130 km per day.

Lewis and Clark’s expedition was important because they explored the enormous territory of Louisiana, which the USA bought from France that same year. This purchase had practically doubled the territory of the USA and stretched it westward to the area of what is now Montana. Lewis and Clark continued traveling west, reaching the Pacific Ocean in 1805.

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