Fur trader and explorer, Sir Alexander Mackenzie, died near Dunkeld, Scotland. Mackenzie is the first person to cross the full width of North America and to reach the Pacific Ocean over land. He arrived at the Pacific Coast on July 20, 1793, which is 10 years before the Lewis and Clark Expedition departed from St. Louis, MO.
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