As Far As The Eye Can Reach
Author: Elizabeth Cody Kimmel
In 1803, a pristine wilderness stretched across North America, from the newly purchased Louisiana Territory to the Pacific Ocean. At President Jefferson’s request, Captains Lewis and Clark and their Corps of Discovery set out to explore this area with several goals in mind: to collect specimens of unusual plants and animals, to map the unfamiliar frontier, to find a northwest passage, and to establish good relationships with the Native Americans who inhabited the area. By the time the Corps returned to civilization years later, everyone believed the men were dead, fallen victims to a rough country. But Lewis, Clark and the Corps of discovery had survived, overcoming terrible obstacles, and with their long journey, they staked a claim to the West for their new country, America.