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Forum Name: The BSBookClub
Forum Description: Discuss books you are currently reading here. All types of books, whether related to the outdoors or not, are welcome. Post title, author, publication date etc. in your opening post!
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Posted By: BEAR
Date Posted: 05 November 2018 at 08:32

I've got somewhat of an interest in the Lewis and Clark journey; as an exploration but more so because of the beauty of the country they traveled in.  I've retraced much of their route, including their forts on the Pacific.  Great experience to them and me. is outstanding.


Their Journeys are available in paperback: THE JOURNALS OF LEWIS AND CLARK, Penguin Books 1995.  this is the literal journal with lots of misspellings, but does have some explanitary foot notes.  An excellent read p483, and travel guide somewhat.


If you’re not a dyed in wool historical, “IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF LEWIS AND CLARK". National Geographic Society, by G. Snyder (195 pgs) is a modern retracing of the L&C route with authors own trip.  It tells the story of L&C very well with many great historical paintings and modern photographs.  A large book that is easy to read.  Best is it has lots of small maps embedded in the text to visualize the trip.  A must read for anyone living within a half days drive of the Missouri/clearwater/snake/Columbia rivers.

Posted By: MtElkHunter
Date Posted: 05 November 2018 at 13:31
I read a lot of historical books and have read the original journal and agree it's a very interesting read. If you are interested in that kind of book there are quite a few old journals of early Africa exploration that are good reads also. 

SW Montana

Posted By: jsgbearpaws1
Date Posted: 05 November 2018 at 17:54
I have an original pressing of The Dark Continent and The Boer Wars if you care for a good read.

Favorite section was on the use of the flintlocks on grizz. Priceless. Interesting their response to the Flatheads of the west coast as well.

...oh yeah! thats gonna hurt!

Posted By: TasunkaWitko
Date Posted: 14 November 2018 at 13:25
Seriously - one of my favourite subjects in all of History! Hug

TasunkaWitko - Chinook, Montana

Helfen, Wehren, Heilen
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Posted By: Irish Bird Dog
Date Posted: 29 September 2019 at 09:11
In 2001 my daughter & I took a canoe trip down the Missouri....3 days 2 nites....think we started at Coal Banks Landing and came out at Judith Landing. After the float we went to GF's to see the diorama exhibit of L&C expedition to learn more of their adventure.

Irish Bird Dog

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Posted By: d4570
Date Posted: 29 September 2019 at 09:18
Shoulda come to my house I have snap shot of the trip...
Clark and I go WAY back....LOL

Remember: Four boxes keep us free ,the soap box, the ballot box, the jury box, AND the cartridge box

Posted By: BEAR
Date Posted: 07 October 2019 at 11:10

Remember, "if you cut wood and put it on the bank of the Judith, the river boat captaing will leave you $$$".

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