August 18, 1774 CE – Meriwether Lewis is Born in Virginia Colony

August 18, 1774 CE – Meriwether Lewis is Born in Virginia ColonyRate this post *Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons Few people encapsulate the wonder of the early 19th century in the United States like Meriwether Lewis, half of the famous duo that explored the vast territory of the Louisiana Purchase. Born on August 18, 1774, he joined William Clark in 1803 to explore a large portion of what would become northern and western America. To this day, his journals from the Corps of Discovery – the official name for what is popularly referred to as the Lewis and Clark Expedition – are striking examples of the flora and fauna encountered in […]