So many things can be said about Louis & Clark and what that purchased did for America but today I ran across and interesting date. After they made their trek westward they started back home on Mar. 23, 1806. It's the beginning of our century of interest but their exploration led to the western expansion of our country and many of the historical events we like to pay tribute to in our historical novels.
Also, Mar. 23 is a special date for myself, which is probably why this date caught my eye.
To read more on Louis & Clark check out this resource in Google Books. LINK