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Manitou Bluffs - courtesy of Brooke Cameron

Introduction to Virtual Landmarks

The images are virtual photo-realistic reconstructions of the Missouri River landscape using the data gleaned from the early U.S. GLO surveyor notes. The early U.S. surveyors dutifully noted the lay of the land, the general vegetative cover, the tree species present, and the specific locations of streams and rivers along their survey lines. These data have enabled us to reconstruct virtual landscapes of the Missouri River environment that offer these various visions into Missouri's past before it was put to the modifications of modern society. All of these locations were prominently mentioned in the journals and field notes of the Corps of Discovery.

Image courtesy of Brooke B. Cameron

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