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Map of the Oregon Territory
This map of the Oregon Territory shows some of the area explored by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark

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Explorer, Meriwether Lewis Was Born
August 18, 1774

Have you ever wondered who first discovered the place where you live? Back in the days when the country was largely unpopulated, explorers used to travel across the land finding new areas where people could settle. One famous explorer is Meriwether Lewis. Born on August 18, 1774, near Charlottesville, Virginia, Lewis was known for teaming with William Clark and blazing a trail across the country to the Pacific Ocean.
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