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OPB | Oct. 9, 2008 1:30 p.m.

See what it took for the men of the Lewis and Clark Expedition just to put a little salt on the table. In the winter of 1806, Lewis and Clark needed salt to preserve meat for their return trip. Their men had to boil seawater over a campfire in order to obtain their salt.

First Broadcast: 2008
Producer: Ed Jahn

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