Lewis and Clark
Trip Start Jun 15, 2013
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I then decided to head for Washburn, N.D., app. 140 miles to the West. This is where two captains in the U.S. Army, Lewis and Clark, built Fort Mandan in 1804. They had been sent on an expedition by President Thomas Jefferson to explore the until then largely unknown West and to find a passageway to the Pacific Ocean. Their military expedition, which totalled 46 men, set out from Saint Louis and sailed on the Missouri River in three boats
My internet connection did not work in Cooperstown, so upon arriving in Washburn I went into the county history museum and asked if they had WiFi. They did not, but the library down the street did. The kind curator at the museum also called City Hall to enquire if I could put up my tent down at the Riverside Camp right next to the Missouri river. No problem, but campfires were not allowed. I went to the library, updated my blog, proofread Ullas 'LŠnkehunden' (www.laenkehunden.dk), talked to the librarian, who said that the Captain's Cabin is a good choice for dinner. It's a liquor place, she said, but they serve good food. I had an excellent steak dinner and after visiting the Lewis and Clark museum today I went back for lunch (today's specialty: two cheeseburger strips and mashed potatoes w/ country gravy).
In Minot, 80 miles north of here, there is a Scandinavian Heritage Museum. It's a little out of my way, but I absolutely have to go see it. So, my next report will be filed form there.