It is not just his story anymore. It is our legacy.
For three days, hundreds of folks demonstrated
the reality and the romance of days gone by in
Sacajawea State Park where the wreathing
Snake River slithers into the mighty Columbia.
The story to be retold is one of a President's foresight,
two officer's leadership, and
twenty-seven unmarried soldiers' courage
in undertaking a journey into unmapped land.
They explored rivers and made friends with idigenous peoples.
They mapped the land, gathered scientific data in the form of
specimens of flora and fauna from mountain and prairie wilderness.
On October 18, 1803, the explorers landed on the shore of
now known as Sacajawea State Park in the state of Washington.
On Heritage Days, muscians entertained with fiddles, guitars and voices at center stage.
Mountain Men set up camps and demonstrated survival skills.
Scouts camped overnight near the river to be handy helpers at the park.
A one horse wagon used for transportation in early 1900's.
Pat Thompson, the mischief maker, told wonderful tall and wide tales.
Barges filled with commodities are pushed by tugboats up and
down the Snake River.
Now an important commercial highway, in October 1803, the Snake river measured only
one hundred fifty feet across as recorded in Captain Meriwether Lewis' journal.