Little Known Facts Archives
Little Known Facts by Dr. Carl H. Camp are published quarterly in The Trail Companion, the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail's newsletter and in the History and Culture section of the website.
Did You Know?
Jefferson sent the Corps of Discovery to find the "most direct & practicable water communication across [the] continent." Although the Corps did not find the water route Jefferson had hoped for, they did explore 4 major rivers: the Missouri, the Columbia, the Snake, and the Yellowstone.