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Biggest Dog, more about Seaman's mysterious fate
Ocean in View, See footnote 2 for a description of the actual source of the Missouri River.
Meeting the Salish, from Lost Trail to Found Friends
Lochsa River Canyon, pinpointing the Bernard DeVoto Memorial Cedar Grove
Essential Point, 1805, the place Lewis recognized as "an essential point in the geography of this western part of the Continent"
Fort Mountain - Square Butte, a landmark of "singular appearance"
July 5, Seaman's Creek, for further remarks concerning Lewis's dog's name
Rush Job, needed completion of footnote links plus sundry corrections & rewordings
Jack Nisbet, prominent teacher, naturalist and writer, contributed a second essay to Discovering Lewis & Clark®. This one is titled Convergence: David Douglas, the Corps of Discovery, and Scientific Exploration in the New World. In April of 2007 he presented Parallel Journeys: David Thompson, Lewis & Clark, and Thomas Jefferson. For a list of Nisbet's numerous print publications to date, click on his name on the menu page of either essay.