Thomas Jefferson called upon Captains Meriwether Lewis and William
Clark to assemble a crew and coordinate an expedition into the
wilderness that lay beyond the Missouri in what is now Illinois.
They assembled a diverse group of people
and called them the "Corps of
three year journey took them across the country to the Pacific Ocean
and resulted in the recording of nearly 1,000,000 words. Along
with documentary information, the corps recorded weather data,
geography, native cultures, and descriptions of animal and plant
specimens that they collected during the journey.
The following wildflower varieties are examples of discoveries made by
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