I) Lewis


Family History

Birth of William Clark

Country Gentlemen on the Frontier

Revolutionary War

The Falls of the Ohio

Military Service

William and George Rogers Clark

III) Genealogy

IV) Preservation

Growing Up on the Frontier

Imagine Virginia in the mid-1700s. The Blue Ridge Mountains bordered the state on the West and the vast Atlantic on the East. Having emigrated from England, the families who settled Virginia were enterprising, adventurous people who were not willing to let the expanse of land to the West remain a mystery. The Clark family proved no different. William Clark grew up on the frontier; first in western Virginia, and then in Kentucky. As an adult he would be one of the leaders of the United States' most famous expedition, demystifying the land between the falls of the Ohio and the Pacific Ocean.

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