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an American explorer, soldier, Indian agent, and territorial governor. Along with Meriwether Lewis, Clark helped lead the Lewis and Clark Expedition of 1803 to 1806 across the Louisiana Purchase to the Pacific Ocean, and claimed the Pacific Northwest for the United States.
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07/24/1799-William Clark (of Lewis and Clark) is willed the slave York 
01/18/1803-Thomas Jefferson requests funds for expedition by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark
05/14/1804-Meriwether Lewis and William Clark set out from St. Louis for Pacific Coast
05/17/1804-Meriwether Lewis and William Clark begin exploration of Louisiana Purchase 
05/21/1804-Meriwether Lewis and William Clark leave St. Charles, Missouri, and begin their expedition
07/04/1804-Meriwether Lewis and William Clark celebrate July 4th
08/20/1804-Sergeant Charles Floyd dies three months into the voyage of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark
08/26/1804-Meriwether Lewis and William Clark promote Patrick Gass to sergeant
04/07/1805-Meriwether Lewis and William Clark depart Fort Mandan
05/26/1805-Meriwether Lewis and William Clark are first Europeans to see the Rocky Mountains
11/07/1805-Meriwether Lewis and William Clark first sight the Pacific Ocean
11/15/1805-Meriwether Lewis and William Clark reach Pacific Ocean, first Americans to cross continent
12/07/1805-Meriwether Lewis and William Clark temporarily settle in Fort Clatsop
01/08/1806-Meriwether Lewis and William Clark find skeleton of 105' blue whale in Oregon 
03/23/1806-Meriwether Lewis and William Clark depart Fort Clatsop
09/20/1806-The returning Meriwether Lewis and William Clark reach the first white settlement on the Missouri
09/23/1806-Meriwether Lewis and William Clark return to St. Louis from Pacific Northwest
07/16/1808-Meriwether Lewis and William Clark help form Missouri Fur Company
 Notes (5)
Expedition Members:
Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation
Expedition Timeline:
Lewis and Clark Historic Trail
Lewis and Clark:
History.com
Lewis and Clark in Missouri:
Historic Missourians
Thomas Jefferson and the Lewis and Clark Expedition:
Monticello.org
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