CBS Evening News for Friday, Feb 13, 1976
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(Studio) Gates opened for small landowners under Thomas Jefferson's leadership
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Arkansas) In 1803, most of central United States was French territory called Louisiana. President Jefferson sent Ambassador James Madison to Paris to join Ambassador Robert Livingston to negotiate with Napoleon's foreign minister Talleyrand about buying New Orleans. United States bought Louisiana for $12 million. Survey of Louisiana Purchase began in Arkansas swamp. Stone marking start of survey marks American desire to have land.
REPORTER: Charles Kuralt
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