You are a reporter for your local paper. Your editor has just given you an assignment to cover the preparations for the Lewis and Clark expedition. You have been "sent" to Louisville, Kentucky, to meet with William Clark and be present when he greets Meriwether Lewis on the banks of the Ohio River. Your editor wants you to focus on the men Lewis and Clark have recruited for the expedition. Nine of them come from Louisville. Use this guide and Web links to do your research.

Follow the simple steps outlined below to write and print out your story.

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Your Editor: OK, kid, I just found out that nine of the men going on the Corps of Discovery expedition with Lewis and Clark are from Louisville. I want to know who they are. I also want to know what they're taking with them on this expedition.

Get out to Louisville, Kentucky, now and see what you can find out. You have to file your story this week, so make it snappy!


Before starting your story, write a headline and enter your byline. The headline should make someone who bought your newspaper want to read this story. The headline should be short and to the point. For this story, you are writing about the beginning of the Lewis and Clark expedition when the two explorers hired a crew of men and gathered supplies. Now, sum that up in a headline!

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