David Horsey is an editorial writer and cartoonist for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer — he won the Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartoons. In 2005, the 200th anniversary of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, he retraced the path of the explorers from the Continental Divide to the Pacific. Horsey photographed his journey, wrote about it, and made drawings.
This is a rich resource for anyone studying the opening of the West, and especially the Lewis and Clark Expedition, exploring the territory included in 1803’s Louisiana Purchase. Let’s hope the Seattle Post-Intelligencer keeps the site available for teachers and students.
- Multimedia presentation (slides)
- Horsey’s photos
- William Clark’s map of the journey from the Rockies to the Pacific
- Gateway to Horsey project, and to his columns of the trip