September 23, 1806: Lewis and Clark Return from Expedition
On this day in 1806, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark returned from their two-and-a-half-year expedition, which covered the expanse from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Coast and back.
The two men brought back a wealth of information about the largely unexplored region within the Louisiana Purchase territory. During their expedition, Lewis and Clark studied the plants, animal life, geography and elements of economic opportunity throughout the vast area.
Check out this Lewis and Clark: Into the Unknown interactive story in which you lead the expedition.
Photo: Florentine Films
Just, you know, Merriwether had some challenges later on, but this was a highlight for him, I’m sure.