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Document for July 15th:
Zebulon Pike’s Notebook of Maps, Traverse Tables, and Meteorological Observations


Zebulon Pike’s Notebook of Maps, Traverse Tables, and Meteorological Observations; Records of the Adjutant General’s Office, 1780s-1917; Record Group 94; National Archives.

On July 15, 1806, Zebulon Pike began his expedition to expore the southwest region of the Louisiana Purchase. Shown here is a map from one of his notebooks.

Zebulon Pike’s 1806 expedition journal and other National Archives documents were on exhibit in 2006 at the Colorado Springs Pioneer Museum. It documents Pike’s attempt to climb the mountain that now bears his name.

Read about the related Lewis & Clark Expedition...
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