Vintage West Virginia; On This Day in West Virginia History, September 9th

September 9, 2022

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Patrick Gass of Wellsburg, the first to publish an account of the Lewis and Clark Expedition and the last surviving participant

On September 9, 1803, Meriwether Lewis departed from Wheeling on the first leg of the Corps of Discovery's expedition to explore western lands purchased from France.

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