Fun Fact: Governor Meriweather Lewis

Fun facts about the Louisiana Purchase

Since Meriweather Lewis had co-led the Lewis and Clark Expedition, Thomas Jefferson later made him Governor of the Louisiana Territory. Despite the name, most of the land he was Governor of was not even near modern-day Louisiana. Most of the important areas of the territory later became known as the state of Missouri.

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