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Meet Amazing Americans Adventurers & Explorers Meriwether Lewis & William Clark
 
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Clark's map of the area including the Great Falls of the Missouri and the Rocky Mountains

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Lewis and Clark and the Great Falls Portage

Finally, after nearly a month of hard labor, the portage was complete. The Corps and their equipment were on the other side of the falls. They built new boats to replace the one left behind. They started back on their journey on the Missouri River on July 15, 1805. They were more than a month behind schedule, but happy to be past the Great Falls. Their next challenges were to find horses and make it over the Rocky Mountains!


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