Irish-American George Shannon , the youngest member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, was born in Pennsylvania.He joined the Corps of Discovery in August 1803, as one of the three men from Pittsburgh recruited by Lewis as he was waiting for the completion of the voyage's vessels in the city.During the trip, Shannon got lost on two occasions.On August 26, 1804, he was sent to retrieve two pack horses; he was separated from the party for sixteen days and nearly starved, as he went without food for twelve days except for some grapes and rabbits.

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