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Lewis and Clark traveled through these foothills of Little Belt Mountain, now in the Lewis and Clark National Forest, Montana

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Explorer, Meriwether Lewis Was Born
August 18, 1774

Together, Lewis and Clark kept a detailed journal of their three-year expedition. They crossed the country traveling through North Dakota, Montana, and Washington before returning to St. Louis, Missouri, in 1807. Their journals, published in 1814, created much excitement about the unknown area and helped Easterners get over their fears of traveling west beyond the Mississippi. Have you ever discovered a place that no one else knew about? Did you tell anyone about it or did you keep it as your secret place?
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