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Lewis and Clark Ride: It’s beginning to look a lot like badlands

Ok, maybe this isn’t technically classified as badlands, which French traders would have called mauvaises terres pour traverser (French for “bad lands to cross”) in Lewis and Clark’s day, but it was exciting to see scenery I haven’t come across before.

Here I am just northwest of Huff, North Dakota, the Missouri River winding just out of view to the right. Lewis and Clark passed through this region 215 years ago — nearly to the day. Continue reading “Lewis and Clark Ride: It’s beginning to look a lot like badlands”

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Lewis and Clark Ride: Welcome to the Roughrider State

Heading north on Highway 1806 after just crossing into Sioux County, North Dakota. Sadly there wasn’t a sign to let me know when I reached my seventh state of the trip. (Google Street View image)
  • Illinois
  • Missouri
  • Kansas
  • Iowa
  • Nebraska
  • South Dakota
  • North Dakota
  • Montana
  • Idaho
  • Oregon

Just one more time zone and four states to go.

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Lewis and Clark Virtual Ride: Mountain Time Zone

After what has seemed like hundreds of miles of flat prairie I have reached the confluence of the Missouri and Grand Rivers, 100 miles south of Bismarck, North Dakota. One time zone down and two to go! (Google Street View image) Click here for previous posts on my Lewis and Clark virtual ride across America.
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Lewis and Clark Ride photo of the day

A view of the Missouri River as I am arriving at Pierre, S.D.. This view is looking south from the Highway 14 bridge at La Framboise Island, which earned the name “Bad Humor” when Lewis and Clark passed through the region in 1804, due to a couple close calls with the Teton Sioux. (Google Street View image)

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Lewis and Clark Ride photo of the day

A shot of the South Dakota State Capitol in Pierre. After one of their horses was stolen by Teton Sioux, the Corps of Discovery set up camp across the Missouri River (near modern-day Fort Pierre) and held council with the Indians. They stayed from Sept. 24-28, 1804 and were quite happy to shove off and leave the “troublesome” warriors behind. (Google Street View image)

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