Saturday, August 29, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Five Finger Lighthouse from its location on a small island south of Juneau, Five Finger Lighthouse has guded ships through Alaska"s scenic Frederick Sound since 1902. After fire destroyed the original wood station in 1933 a concrete, Art Deco-style tower and lantern were erected. The lighthouse was automated in 1984.
Friday, August 21, 2009
The Lewis and Clark Expedition(properly known as The Corps of Discovery) was commissioned by President Thomas Jefferson in 1802. Meriwether Lewis and William Clark led this two-year exploration of the Northwest, beginning May 21 1804 and ending Sept 23 1806. The journey proved valuable in documenting the geography and people of the land newly in documenting the geography and people of the land newly acquired by the United States through the Louisiana Purchase.