Today in History – May 14 – Lewis and Clark launch expedition

14 May

On this day in 1804 Meriwether Lewis and William Clark under commission of President Thomas Jefferson left St. Louis, Missouri to begin their expedition from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean. The expedition started up the Mississippi River in a 55-foot keelboat and two other smaller boats. Lewis, Jefferson’s private secretary and Clark, an […] http://www.topsailnewsonline.com/?p=12271

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