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Old 06-21-2012, 03:33 PM   #61
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Old 06-21-2012, 05:08 PM   #62
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Sargent Gass

Another key player of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, Sgt Patrick Gass.

When Sgt Floyd died just a few months into the Expedition the troops had a vote as to who among the Privates would take his position as the new Sargent. Private Gass was elected Sargent in Elkpoint, SD.





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Cemetery is located just past Wheeling, West Virginia, 100 yards from the Ohio River. The majority of the L & C members were river rats. I think Wheeling, WV is one of the most charming towns in the USA.

Patrick Gass was the last surviving member of the Expedition and died 4 years after the end of the Civil War. Two of his artifacts are still present at the Cape Disappointment L & C Museum in Washington state (an ax and a wooden box for his straight razor, hand carved by Sacajawea.) He could read and write and was the first to published his L & C Exp journals (diary). Best described as one you would like around a campfire but not at a party, due to his cussing. One of the most liked members of the Expedition.

Sgt Patrick Gass's Broad Ax that was his personal property that he took on the Expedition. His family owns the item but has it on loan to the Washington Museum. A broad ax is used to split logs for shaping logs for cabins or forts. Anything made out of wood during the expedition, had Patrick's hands in it...(ie:forts, dugout canoes, wheels for porting their canoes at the Great Falls, etc.)

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William Clark's gravesite

Lived in St Louis...and was the Governor of Indian Affairs for 20+ years. All Indians called St Louis, "the Red Heads town" due to his bright red hair. Located in Belfountain cemetery on southside of St Louis, Missouri. One of the oldest cemeteries in the US.

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Old 06-21-2012, 08:07 PM   #64
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Well, this thread is getting some traction, and the most excellent of posts. Thanks all. A kinda "history lessons" thread.
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Old 06-21-2012, 11:07 PM   #65
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Scotland, The stones of the Picts (6th and 8th century)





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Old 06-22-2012, 09:24 AM   #67
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Picketwire Canyon

This represents a pretty big step backwards in time but is a very interesting place to visit. I was there for hours and saw one other person.





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Old 06-22-2012, 10:11 AM   #69
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Take me to your leader.
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Old 06-22-2012, 11:55 AM   #70
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I went to grab some this morning...









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Old 06-22-2012, 04:49 PM   #71
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Henry Brown.




Shortly after being captured in Medicine Lodge, a few hours before being shot, second from left.



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Bob... Excellent pics of the dino tracks at Picketwire. What a place.
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SB... Henry Brown benefited from a lack of background checks back then!
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I've traveled through the South for years and this is the only memorial to the contributions made by slaves that I personally witnessed.

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