VHS, 60 min., 2002
While most Americans know about the 1804-1806 Lewis and Clark explorations in the new Louisiana Purchase, few know that President Thomas Jefferson also commissioned a second expedition, led by William Dunbar and George Hunter, to explore some of the southern areas. The two men and their crew went up the Red, Black and Ouachita Rivers, as far as "the hot springs." They mapped, described flora and fauna, and tested the waters of the Hot Springs area, and sent President Jefferson the first report on the huge new territory that had just been purchased from France.
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