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US, ROUTES PRINCIPAL EXPLORERS 1501-1844

Topics: Historic maps, early explorers, routes across the nation

Length: One class period

Type of Resource Being Described: Other USGS Publication

Introduction:

Map showing routes of the principle explorers in the contiguous 48 States. Follows the tracks of 16th century explorers such as Ponce de Leon and Sir Francis Drake, American trailblazer John C. Fremont, and the Lewis Clark expedition of 1894-06. Backgrounds features include international and State boundaries and names; State capitals and major cities; rivers and lakes.

Objectives:

Visualize early explorer routes across the lower 48 states.

Instructions:

Use this link to the USGS Store to purchase the map "US, ROUTES PRINCIPAL EXPLORERS 1501-1844".