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from the introduction:
THE ABOVE TITLE may come as a shock or a puzzle to you. How can
you do what it proposes when you never knew that a connection existed
between the explorers and Philadelphia? Let us tell you a little
about how that can be possible.
First of all, if your memory is good, you will remember mention
of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark in grade school as the leaders
of the first American expedition (1804-1806) to cross the continent.
What has not been emphasized until recently is that in 1803 Lewis
was very active in cities east of the Mississippi River, notably
Philadelphia. His reasons centered on adding to his skills for leading
such an expedition, and on buying supplies from merchants in the
largest city in the new United States.
In addition, Lewis returned in 1807 to "tie up loose ends"
a year after the explorers returned.
Finally, Clark came to the city in 1810 to find an editor for the
daily journals he and Lewis had kept, and that were published here
Many of these significant activities took place within a five-block
radius of 4th and Market Streets. This brochure describes 48 which
are related directly to Lewis and Clark. Of these, five buildings
still stand; they are marked with the symbol ^.
For your added pleasure and information, we describe 16 tourist
sites of general historic interest. Four of these buildings can
be related to Lewis and Clark also and they are marked +.