Thursday, April 14, 2011

110 -- Lewis & Clark

Day 114 -- Book 110
Lewis & Clark -- Nick Bertozzi

This is an illustrated version (graphic novel) of the travels of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. Congress approved their expedition, and President Thomas Jefferson funded it,  in search of a water way to the west after the United States made the Louisiana Purchase. 

They left from St. Louis, Missouri in 1804. Their crew included many experts on various subjects: medicine, botany, geology, and navigation. 

They had problems from the beginning, but in 1806, they reached the Pacific Ocean.

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