Monday, August 31, 2009

On this day in travel history

On August 31, 1803 at 11:00 am, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark left Pittsburgh, PA and started the first overland expedition undertaken by the United States to the Pacific coast.

Over the 2-year journey, the Lewis and Clark Expedition made more discoveries of landscapes, rivers, native cultures, zoology, and botany of North America than any scientific expedition.  They also produced the first accurate maps of the area.  

Celebrate this day in history by making the Summer Berry Cobbler recipe from their expedition.  Enjoy with a few of their beautifully-written entries from their journals.

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