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After crossing the Bitterroot Range and canoeing down the cataract-filled Snake River, the Corps of Discovery finally reached the long-sought Columbia River in the autumn of 1805. Volume III continues the cartographic reconstruction of the explorers' trek as they set out from the Snake-Columbia junction, October 18, 1805, on the final leg of their journey to the sea. In addition to intricately mapping the Columbia's great rapids, desert and rain-forest shorelines, spectacular mountain gorge, and broad estuary, Volume III reveals the vast number of Native American villages that lined the River of the West in Lewis and Clark's time. Additional maps and illustrations depict the Fort Clatsop winter quarters, Cascade volcanoes, coastal explorations, and more. Though having reached their primary goal, the Pacific Ocean, the expedition's investigation of new terrain in western North America was far from over. Volume III also outlines the significant discoveries recorded as they returned eastward in 1806 through the broad Columbia, Marias, and Yellowstone watersheds. Volume III concludes when the Corps of Discovery, long given up for dead by most Americans, paddled up to the St. Louis waterfront on September 23, 1806, to an arousing reception by the local population. During the Corps of Discovery's 1804-06 trek, Captain William Clark used surveying instruments to measure the expedition's traverse to the Pacific Ocean and back--an astounding distance of 7,000 miles. Clark assumed that cartographers would convert this painstakingly recorded daily traverse on to well-crafted, accurate maps soon after the journey's completion. For various reasons, this did not occur. For nearly two centuries, Clark's invaluable survey data remained untapped in the expedition's annals. Now, Martin Plamondon II has completed the cartographic reconstruction that Clark expected by utilizing the day-to-day measurements and notes, the maps and sketches, and other pertinent information in the journals. Volume III presents key geographical and historic features and compares modern streambeds to their courses at the time of the exploration. Often the contrast is striking between what Lewis and Clark saw and what we see today. The impact of modern America has wrought great change in places, but much of the terrain also remains little altered, particularly in parts of Idaho and Montana. Of further special interest in this volume are the many excerpts from the expedition diaries. This careful cartographic reconstruction is a captivating and never-before-seen record of the American West
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During the Corps of Discovery’s 1804–06 trek, Captain William Clark used surveying instruments to measure the expedition’s traverse to the Pacific Ocean and back—an astounding distance of 7,000 miles. Clark assumed that this painstakingly recorded traverse would be converted to well-crafted, accurate maps by cartographers soon after the journey’s completion. Yet for nearly two centuries, Clark’s invaluable survey data remained untapped in the expedition’s annals. Now, for the first time, Martin Plamondon II has accomplished the cartographic reconstruction that Clark expected. By using the daily measurements and notes in Clark’s journals, as well as sketches other pertinent sources, Plamondon has created spectacular full-page maps depicting the Corp’s route, now portrayed from beginning to end throughout the three volumes.About the Author:
Martin Plamondon II of Vancouver, Washington, is a former chairman of the Governor's Washington Lewis and Clark Trail Committee. His long-term research in exploration history and twenty-eight years of experience as a professional cartographer have provided the unique set of skills required to complete the trail maps.
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Book Description Washington State University Pr, 2004. Spiral-bound. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110874222672
Book Description Washington State Univ. Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Spiral Bound Softcover - Columbia River to the Pacific Ocean, and Further Columbia, Marias, and Yellowstone Explorations (Washington/Oregon/Idaho/Montana)–Outbound 1805; Return 1806. Presenting key geographic and historic features, and comparing the modern beds of streams to their courses at the time of the exploration, the final volume of the series continues the cartographic reconstruction of the explorers' trek as they set out from the Snake-Columbia junction, October 18, 1805, on the final leg of their journey to the sea. It concludes when the Corps of Discovery, long given up for dead by most Americans, paddled up to the St. Louis waterfront on September 23, 1806, to an arousing reception by the local population A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Bookshop in business since 1992!. Seller Inventory # 2557473
Book Description Washington State University Press, 2004. Paperback. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0874222672