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Released On: August 01, 2005

Bureau of Reclamation Invites Public to Lewis & Clark Events
The National Lewis and Clark Bicentennial exhibit "Corps of Discovery II: 200 Years to the Future" will be at the Beaverhead County fairgrounds in Dillon, Montana, Friday, August 5th through Monday, August 8th. The exhibit will be open 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. each day. Admission is free with ample parking. Corps of Discovery II commemorates the 1803-06 Lewis and Clark Expedition, offering an overview through programs, first-person presentations, lectures, films, and song and dance. Corps of Discovery II also has an explorer campsite, ranger programs, and a keelboat replica.

On Saturday August 6, 2005, the 7th annual Lemhi Shoshone - Lewis and Clark Camp Fortunate Re-enactment will take place at West Cameahwait Campground, Clark Canyon Reservoir, 20 miles south of Dillon, Montana. The camp will open at 10:00 a.m. the re-enactment will begin at 1:00 p.m. Vendors will provide food and drinks. Camp tents, canoes, and equipment of the 1800's will be featured. Re-enactors in period clothing will demonstrate and share Lewis and Clark lore, including Lemhi Shoshone descendents who will share their perspectives of history and their culture.

A Bicentennial Ball sponsored by the Dillon Junior Fiddlers will be held the evening of Saturday, August 6th at the Beaverhead County High School Gym in Dillon. Vintage attire is encouraged but not required.

For more information contact the Beaverhead Chamber of Commerce at (406) 683-5511 or visit their web site at http://www.beaverheadchamber.org.

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