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History buffs: Here’s a chance to learn about Lewis and Clark and the War of 1812

An image from the Boise Lewis and Clark observance in 2006. A Nov. 19 lecture will explore the connections between the Corps of Discovery and the War of 1812.
An image from the Boise Lewis and Clark observance in 2006. A Nov. 19 lecture will explore the connections between the Corps of Discovery and the War of 1812.

Historian Lorna Hainesworth will present an illustrated talk about members of the Lewis and Clark Expedition’s Corps of Discovery who had significant life experiences during the War of 1812.

The talk will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19, at the Boise Public Library branch at Cole and Ustick, 7557 W. Ustick Road.

The war era begins with the 1807 Embargo Act and ends with the Treaties at Portage des Sioux in 1815.

Hainesworth will use contemporary maps to describe events of the war and show current-day photographs of key locations where members of the Lewis and Clark Expedition served.

The program, sponsored by the Idaho Chapter of the Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation, is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

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