Explorers for Kids: Lewis and ClarkJump to navigation. Reprinted from We Proceeded On 1. R obert R. Bob has "trod" his own way along part of the Lewis and Clark story, having spent boyhood near the Missouri River, at St. Joseph and Kansas City, and studied in Philadelphia where he graduated from the University of Pennsylvania—all these places having figured in the expedition. M eriwether Lewis was on horseback both at the beginning and end of his appearance in the pages of history.
Lewis & Clark State Park
It began in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania ,  made its way westward, and passed through the Continental Divide of the Americas to reach the Pacific coast. President Thomas Jefferson commissioned the expedition shortly after the Louisiana Purchase in to explore and to map the newly acquired territory, to find a practical route across the western half of the continent, and to establish an American presence in this territory before Britain and other European powers tried to claim it. The campaign's secondary objectives were scientific and economic: to study the area's plants, animal life, and geography, and to establish trade with local American Indian tribes. The expedition returned to St. Louis to report its findings to Jefferson, with maps, sketches, and journals in hand. One of Thomas Jefferson 's goals was to find "the most direct and practicable water communication across this continent, for the purposes of commerce. During the 19th century, references to Lewis and Clark "scarcely appeared" in history books, even during the United States Centennial in , and the expedition was largely forgotten.
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This cool forested space east of Interstate 5 and south of Chehalis offers hiking and horseback riding through a rare stand of old-growth trees on the historic north spur of the Oregon Trail. The park provides an all-American camping experience, with fire circles, an amphitheater and horseshoe pits. Your horse can even camp with you at one of the park's equestrian campsites. Boundless enjoyment awaits children and families, on lawns that double as playing fields, on miles of trails amidst lush ferns, gnarled snags, nurse logs and in cathedral-like thickets of giant trees. While buildings and kitchen shelters may be purely functional to the kids, adults and history buffs will appreciate these structures.