Monday, August 8, 2011

Retracing Lewis & Clark's Expedition--- On a Cereal Box-- Part 1

Taken off the back of Aldi's Millville Honey Crunch 'n Oats box of cereal. OK, it's inexpensive, but here's a way to attract some attention to this historic trip, and, even better, maybe some younger folks might read it and get interested.

In the space of the back of one cereal box, there was a map, pictures (even one of a huge bear attacking the group which ought to draw youthful attention, hey, it attracted mine and I'm old!).

They also had a cereal box dedicated to Route 66.

From the Back of the Box.


ON THE TRAIL WITH LEWIS AND CLARK

JOURNEY THROUGH 11 STATES

In 1803, President Jefferson bought a huge tract of unexplored American land from the French for $15 million, called the Louisiana Territory. He hired Meriwether Lewis and William Clark to head the expedition. The expedition was called the Corps of Discovery and began May 14, 1804.

The Corps kept a detailed journal of the entire trip through (what became) 11 states. These reports include such topics as flora and fauna, Indian culture, climate and geographical mapping from the mouth of the Missouri River to the Pacific Ocean. The expedition was completed on September 23, 1806.

More to Come. --RoadDog

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