to Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson as he explains to Scholastic News Online Student Reporters why the Lewis and Clark expedition was so important to Louisville.

Welcome to the "Relive 1803: The Trail Today." In this section, we will join student reporters Abby and Walker as they travel to Louisville, Kentucky for a reenactment of the meeting of Lewis and Clark. In this section you will:

  • meet William Clark's slave York
  • relive the meeting of Lewis and Clark
  • see what Louisville is like today
  • and more!

At the end of this section, you will be given a mission to write a newspaper article or a personal journal. So keep your eyes peeled for information and facts that will help you with your writing.

to William Clark, as played by his great-great-great grandson Bud Clark, as he explains his historic attire to Scholastic News Online Student Reporters.

to the 3rd U.S. Infantry Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps plays the National Anthem at festivities marking the 200th anniversary of the Corps of Discovery.


Scholastic Student Reporters Walker (left) and Abby (right) talk with William Clark (played by great-great-great-grandson Bud Clark) during bicentennial ceremonies of the Lewis and Clark expedition in Louisville, Kentucky, in October, 2003. (Photo: Babs Robinson)