September 25, 2020 marks 214 years since Meriwether Lewis and William Clark finished their Corps of Discovery Expedition. In honor of one the greatest scientific expeditions ever, Mark revisits his conversation with Lewis and Clark historian Hal Stearns. Recorded at Fort Clatsop, the expedition’s winter camp on the Pacific Coast of Oregon, they provide a detailed narrative overview of the incredible explorative journey better known as the Lewis and Clark expedition.

 

Fort Clatsop

Fort Clatsop reconstruction on the Columbia River near the Pacific Ocean

“The pleasure I now felt in having tryumphed over the rocky mountains and defending once more to a level and fertile county where there was every rational hope of finding a comfortable subsistence for myself and party can be more redly conceived than expressed. – Meriwether Lewis