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Mapping the Lewis and Clark Journey

November 14, 2012

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This month, about 207 years ago, Lewis and Clark reached the end of their historical expedition, successfully traversing the then-unknown terrain of the Pacific Northwest.  MarketMAPS maps out their epic journey.    Commissioned by President Thomas Jefferson in 1803, Captain Meriwether Lewis was made head of the Corps of Discovery.  Lewis selected William Clark to […]

History of the US’s First “Fast” Delivery Route

October 24, 2012

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If you wanted a fast means of communication with California in the 1860’s, the Pony Express was your answer.  MarketMAPS takes a look at America’s first “fast” delivery route.  With the discovery of gold in California back in 1848, thousands of prospectors headed out west to find their fortunes.  By the 1850’s, California’s population had grown to […]