You may have heard of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark (aka "Lewis and Clark") and their great expedition to the unknown lands of the American West. But did you know that their corp of men, the Corps of Discovery, was formed here in southern Indiana? You can learn more about the Corps of Discovery, Lewis and Clark's journey, and the many discoveries made, right here!


On March 12, 2019, the president signed a law that added 1,200 miles to the trail Lewis and Clark took on their great expedition. This part of the trail is known as the "Eastern Legacy." This is the part of the expedition where Lewis and Clark bought supplies they would need, got men to volunteer to help them, and made plans for their journey. The total length of what is called the "Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail" is now 4,900 miles and goes from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to the mouth of the Columbia River in Oregon.


Pictured above is the George Rogers Clark home site located next to the Falls of the Ohio State Park, Clarksville, IN. It was Clark's home from 1803 to 1809, and is called “Clark’s Point.” The cabin that Clark lived in was destroyed in 1854. A new cabin was built to replace it.  Meriwether Lewis met William Clark here, and they recruited the “nine young men from Kentucky” that formed the Corps of Discovery.

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