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Lewis & Clark Reenactment Will Put Lives on Hold

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Scott Mandrell, of Alton, Ill. He will portray Capt. Lewis for the next three years. (KWMU photo)

By Tom Weber, KWMU

St. Louis, MO –

Friday is the 200th anniversary of the day a few dozen men started up the Missouri River to explore what had just become the newest part of the United States.

The "Corps of Discovery" - as it was called - made it to the Pacific Ocean under the leadership of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark.

Now, national celebration to mark that journey is focused more on education than discovery. And a number of people are putting their lives on hold for up to three years to help teach us just what Lewis and Clark found.

To hear the story by KWMU's Tom Weber that aired on Morning Edition, click here.

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