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Bitteroot Valley Montana Lewis & Clark Trail 79 Ford F-150 & Lucky Lil’s Gambling ;-)

This is just a Quick Video I filmed When I got to Montana on the way to town to do some Shopping. I stopped at a Lewis & Clark Historical Point and showed the signs just for the heck of it… Showed the town of Lolo Montana Went into The local Luck Lil’s casino and got rid of $20 or so pretty quick..;-) I dont do ALOT of these sort of videos unless on a Road trip I have some more I filmed of Shooting and My ranch etc I will Sprinkle them in here in between Car reviews.. Ever wonder where i come up with My Classics… Well I tried to get one here in this Video but I could tell from the second i saw him he loved his truck…. you can just tell for some reason.;-) Anyways i hope you enjoy I have ALOT of Car reviews coming up here in the next few weeks you can expect about 40 new Videos this coming month and If you havent saw my Channel lately Give it a watch I have uploaded about 40 Videos in the last month as Well and made a few new Playlists

From Wikipedia

The Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail is a route across the United States commemorating the Lewis and Clark Expedition of 1804 to 1806. It is part of the National Trails System of the United States. It extends for some 3,700 miles from Wood River, Illinois to the mouth of the Columbia River in Oregon.

The trail is administered by the National Park Service, but sites along the trail are managed by federal land management agencies, state, local, tribal, and private organizations. The trail is not a hiking trail, but provides opportunities for hiking, boating and horseback riding at many locations along the route. The trail is the second longest of the 23 National Scenic and National Historic Trails. It passes through portions of Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington.
In 1948 the National Park Service proposed a “Lewis and Clark Tourway” along the Missouri River from St. Louis to Three Forks, Montana. Later, Jay “Ding” Darling proposed the development of the expedition route as a recreational trail. Following a 1966 report by the Bureau of Outdoor Recreation, the National Trails System Act of 1968 listed the route for study as a possible National Scenic Trail. Finally in 1978 the law was amended by the National Parks and Recreation Act to provide for a new category of trail, National Historic Trails, one of which was to be the Lewis and Clark trail.[1]

The Lewis and Clark Expedition, also known as the “Corps of Discovery Expedition” (1804–1806), was the first transcontinental expedition to the Pacific coast undertaken by the United States. Commissioned by President Thomas Jefferson, it was led by two Virginia-born veterans of Indian wars in the Ohio Valley, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. Their objectives were both scientific and commercial — to study the area’s plants, animal life, and geography, and to learn how the region could be exploited economically.[1]

According to Jefferson himself, one goal was to find a “direct & practicable water communication across this continent, for the purposes of commerce with Asia” (the Northwest Passage).[1] Jefferson also placed special importance on declaring U.S. sovereignty over the Native Americans along the Missouri River, and getting an accurate sense of the resources in the recently completed Louisiana Purchase.[2][3][4][5]

They were accompanied by a fifteen-year-old Shoshone Indian woman, Sacagawea, the wife of a French-Canadian fur trader. After crossing the Rocky Mountains, the expedition reached the Pacific Ocean in the area of present-day Oregon (which lay beyond the nation’s new boundaries) in November 1805. They returned in 1806, bringing with them an immense amount of information about the region as well as numerous plant and animal specimens.[6]

Reports about geography, plant and animal life, and Indian cultures filled their daily journals. Although Lewis and Clark failed to find a commercial route to Asia, they demonstrated the possibility of overland travel to the Pacific coast. They found Native Americans in the trans-Mississippi West accustomed to dealing with European traders and already connected to global markets. The success of their journey helped to strengthen the idea that United States territory was destined to reach all the way to the Pacific. Although the expedition did make notable achievements in science,[7] scientific research itself was not the main goal behind the mission.[8]
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