Timeline of Travel and Events

1774 Meriwether Lewis was born
1794 Lewis joins the army
1800 Thomas Jefferson becomes President
1801 Jefferson asks Lewis to be his secretary
1803 Corpse of Discovery leaves
1804 Corpse, after camping through the winter, proceeds into the wilderness
1804-1806 Corpse explores the West, mapping land and collecting specimens of plants
1805 Lewis and Clark reach the Pacific ocean
1805 The Corpse turns around and heads home
1806 The corpse of Discovery returns home