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Beyond Lewis and Clark - Timeline 1867

The Army Explores The West

King Expedition (1867)

Clarence King was one of a new breed-civilian scientists who rapidly replaced the Army in the work of surveying the West.

King organized the Geological and Geographical Survey of the Fortieth Parallel under the sponsorship of the Army. His survey report included practical information of great use to the mining industry. King's quest for good science led to reports that were the first thoroughly professional studies of the Western environment.

Clarence King's expedition, 1867.


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