Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Famous explorers

The famous explorers, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark passed through the cities now known as Lewiston, Idaho and Clarkston, Washington (such original names, I know! haha) in October of 1805 on their journey to discover the Northwest Passage (a water route) to the Pacific Ocean at the behest of President Thomas Jefferson. The Idaho section of their trail follows along side several rivers and what is now known as Highway 12, or the Lewis & Clark Highway. The terrain is pretty much the same now as it was back then...except of course for the highway...and is a very beautiful drive into Montana.

2 comments:

cieldequimper said...

Reminds me of of my foray into Idaho last year! I stayed in Lewiston and crossed into Idaho on the bridge between Clarkston & Lewiston! I imagined that both towns have lost the "w" in town, right?

Sherry said...

Yep, no 'w' in our towns! hahaha The bridge that you crossed over I have heard will be replaced with a newer version soon. That should make traffic LOTS of fun for commuters!