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Published October 12 2004

Lewis & Clark

Two hundred years ago starting Wednesday, Lewis and Clark and the members of the Corps of Discovery entered what would become North Dakota as they paddled north in what is now Lake Oahe.

On a mission to survey the Louisiana Purchase for President Thomas Jefferson, they kept detailed entries and weather notations in their diaries, chronicling the peoples and events of their trek.

Through April 27, 2005, the anniversary of the Corps leaving what is now North Dakota on their journey to the Pacific Ocean, The Forum will run a daily diary entry and the weather observations noted by corps members. Readers will get an idea of what life was like on the Plains 200 years ago. Readers can also visit In-Forum.com/ specials/lewis_and_clark/ to read all entries and weather observations made during their stay.