On September 23, 1806, Merriweather Lewis and William Clark returned to St. Louis, Missouri, from their famous exploration of the Louisiana Purchase territory.
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As a soldier in the U.S. Army in 1803, you have just volunteered for an arduous expedition across the North American continent. You could be away for several years. You are going to explore with Lewis and Clark. It’s a wilderness out there!