In 1803, the U.S. Corps of Discovery headed out from St. Louis into the Western territory beyond the Mississippi River, an area inhabited by Native Americans, yet virtually unknown to others.
Their goal was to travel to the Pacific Ocean and back, in doing so the expedition would take over 28 months and cover more than 8,000 miles.
En route, the Corps would make their own moccasins; cutting, wrapping and tying skins around their feet.
Wintering at the mouth of the Columbia River in 1805, Meriwether Lewis commanded every member of the party to make 10 pairs of the soft natural shoes before setting out on the return journey.
200 years later, the 1803 goal is to use beautiful, natural leathers and to make superb handcrafted shoes with beautifully finished interiors.
1803 footwear, Gloves for your Feet.
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