Thursday, September 23, 2010

September 23rd in History

September 23rd, 1806

Meriwether Lewis and William Clark returned to St. Louis, Missouri, from their nearly 3 year long exploratory journey of the Louisiana Purchase.

In our collection:
Meriwether Lewis, History of the expedition under the command of Captains Lewis and Clark, :to the sources of the Missouri, thence across the Rocky Mountains and down the River Columbia to the Pacific Ocean. Performed during the years 1804-5-6. By order of the government of the United States. Prepared for the press by Paul Allen, Esquire. In two volumes. Vol. I[-II]. (Philadelphia,Pa Published by Bradford and Inskeep; and Abm. H. Inskeep, Newyork. J. Maxwell, printer., 1814.)