Meriwether Lewis

The Cottonwood Explorer

On this day, in 1805, Meriwether Lewis was just one day away from reaching the Great Falls of Missouri.
He wrote his own brief description of a species that was previously unknown to science. 

He wrote,

"The narrow-leafed cottonwood grows here in common with the other species of the same tree with a broadleaf."

Wonder if he saw all the cottonwood seeds floating through the air...

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Meriwether Lewis
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