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In addition to the Kentucky people and Kentucky places associated with the Lewis and Clark Expedition, there are other Kentucky connections. Below are profiles of artifacts, letters, newspaper reports, and other items illustrating Kentucky's expedition legacy.

Kentucky Ties to the Lewis and Clark Expedition
A list highlighting the major Kentucky connections to the expedition.

The Filson Historical Society and Lewis and Clark
Read about the Filson's holdings related to the Lewis and Clark expedition.

Lewis and Clark in Kentucky Museum to Go exhibit
View a nine panel exhibit sponsored by Kentucky Historical Society, The Filson Historical Society, The Kentucky Humanities Council, and the Kentucky Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Commission.

William Clark's Letters to his "Dear Brother"
Clark's letters to his older brother Jonathan relate his activities, opinions, feelings, experiences, and news.

Bighorn sheep horn
The Filson Historical Society's museum collection includes a bighorn sheep horn which many historians consider to be the only verified animal artifact from the expedition.

Jonathan Clark's diary
The diary of William Clark's older brother Jonathan notes the departure and return of the captains from and to the Falls of the Ohio.

Newspaper reports
Kentucky newspapers were often the first to report on expedition news.

Patrick Gass: Getting Out the Word
This detailed article considers new evidence suggesting it was Patrick Gass who first brought word to Louisville regarding the expedition's return in 1806.

Kentucky and the Lewis and Clark Expedition
This detailed article presents an overview of the entire expedition, emphasizing Kentucky's links.

Seaman: Meriwether Lewis's Dog and the expedition's best friend
Read about Seaman's fate after the expedition.


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