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    Lewis & Clark

    National Historic Trail ID,IL,IA,KS,MO,MT,NE,ND,OR,SD,WA

Trail Newsletter

The Trail Companion, a newsletter of the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail

Lewis and Clark noted the five prominent peaks of the Columbia region in their journals. Read more about what they said about Mt. Saint Helen's seen above, as well as the others.

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Welcome the to the February 2014 edition of The Trail Companion. In this edition you will find stories regarding:

  • From the Superintendent: National Trails System Act.
  • Volunteers-in-Action: Honoring Volunteers at Lewis and Clark National Histori Trail Interpretive Center in Great Falls, Montana
  • Trailscapes: Volcanoes of Lewis and Clark
  • The Trailhead: One Section at a Time
  • Honoring Tribal Legacies along the Lewis and Clark Trail: An Epic Journey of Healing
  • Little Known Facts by Dr. H. Carl Camp: The Myth of Captain Lewis's Ultra-Light Iron Boat
  • Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation: Recipients Announced for the Bicentennial Trail Stewardship Endowment Grant 2014
  • Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail Omaha Headquarters Visitor Center: Let Me Show You a Lewis and Clark NHT Brochure!

Did You Know?

George Rogers Clark

Twenty years before the Lewis and Clark Expedition, Thomas Jefferson hoped to mount the “Clark Expedition.” In 1783, Jefferson asked William Clark’s brother and Revolutionary War hero, George Rogers Clark, to lead a cross country expedition to explore the west. Clark declined the offer.