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Monday, May 10, 2004


National Council of the Lewis & Clark Bicentennial
Lots of nuts-and-bolts information about where to go and what to see, plus signature events. Links to tribes, agencies and other entities.

PBS Online: Lewis & Clark
An interesting combination of information, sources and storytelling. With a good timeline.

Discovering Lewis & Clark
A great, comprehensive and fun-to-use site. You could get lost in here for a week.

American Journeys
A massive project of the Wisconsin Historical Society that includes letters, drawings and journal entries.

Confluence Project
Take a look at artist Maya Linn's commemorative installation along the Columbia River in Washington.

The Columbia River Maritime Museum
A wonderful resource for early Columbia River history, with paintings and models of the first ships to visit the region. On the Washington side, the Ilwaco Heritage Museum has an excellent display of early river history.


Experience Washington
Search by keyword, month and/or city on Washington state's official tourism site.

Lewis & Clark Bicentennial in Oregon
An abundance of information on Lewis and Clark events.


• William Broughton's original notes from his Columbia River journey have been lost, but they are related second-hand in Volume Two of Capt. George Vancouver's three-volume "A Voyage of Discovery to the North Pacific Ocean" published in 1798 and available at many public libraries. Other first-hand accounts from crewmen, such as John Sherriff, Edward Bell and Thomas Manby, have been published more recently and can be obtained through public libraries.

• Some of the best and most vivid descriptions of the first exploration of the lower river area come from "Boit's Log of the Columbia, 1790-93," the journals of John Boit, the young first mate on Capt. Robert Gray's ship, Columbia Rediviva.

• For accounts of early explorers' impressions and interactions with natives, see "Lewis & Clark among the Indians" (Bison Books, 1998) by James Ronda.

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