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On The Road (Idaho) #237591

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Oct 09, 1975
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(Studio) On May 14, 1804, party headed by Lewis and Clark set out to explore LA Purchase. Report on setback to explorers.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(ID) Lewis and Clark sought water route from Atlantic to Pacific. Lewis came to stream here that led to trail to Continental Divide. Lewis thought he'd find river at bottom of hill. He found Salmon River that led to Snake River that leads to Columbia River that flows to Pacific. Clark sent ahead to reconnoiter. River leads to Pacific, but fast rapids earned it name of "River of No Return." After that, Lewis and Clark used horses that Shoshone Indian woman, Sacajawea, got for them after she recognized her brother who was Indian chief in ID. Lewis and Clark went on horse for 200 more mile Passage through Idaho not successful for Lewis and Clark. Dream of Columbus for water route to Orient ended here.
REPORTER: Charles Kuralt

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Kuralt, Charles
Duration:
00:04:50

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