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The Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum — now known as the "World of Little League" — is located on the Little League International Complex on Route 15 in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania, United States. The museum offers interactive exhibits for children of all ages.
Sergeant Charles Floyd was one of the first men to sign on to the Corps of Discovery. 35 men under the command of Lewis & Clark were sent by President Thomas Jefferson to explore the new land purchased from France. The Louisiana Purchase doubled the size of the newly formed United States of America.
The Corps of Discovery was a specially-established unit of the United States Army which formed the nucleus of the Lewis and Clark Expedition that took place between May 1804 and September 1806. The Corps, which was a select group of volunteers, were led jointly by Captain Meriwether Lewis and Second Lieutenant William Clark. Commissioned by President Thomas Jefferson, the Corps' objectives were both scientific and commercial – to study the area's plants, animal life, and geography, and to learn how the Louisiana Purchase could be exploited economically.
Reader board telling of the death of S. Floyd. His was the only death suffered by the Corps of Discovery's 2 plus year exploration of the West by Lewis & Clark. He died just south of Sioux City by a tributary of the Missouri. Lewis & Clark named it the Floyd River. The expedition buried him on a bluff overlooking the Floyd River, now named Floyd Bluff.
Entrance to present day Jewel Cave NM. Two prospectors in 1900 felt cold air blowing out of an opening. After enlarging the entrance, they had discovered Jewel Cave. They named it Jewel Cave because the calcite crystals looked like jewels when light strikes them.
Sign for the historic old entrance to Jewel Cave. Pres. Teddy Roosevelt designated Jewel Cave a National Monument in 1908. The Parks Service took over Jewel Cave in 1933 and started offering tours in 1939. In 1972 The Park Service put in a 300 ft (91m) elevator plus stairs and platforms to open up the present day scenic tour loop.
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