It wasn't just Meriwether Lewis and William Clark who made the famed expedition in the early 1800s a success. 

Hal Stearns, historian, teacher and retired brigadier general from the Montana National Guard, will tell the "unexplored stories" of the rest of the Corps of Discovery on Thursday in Lolo.

Stearns' presentation starts at 7 p.m. at the Lolo Community Center at the monthly meeting of the Travelers' Rest Chapter of the Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation. The public is welcome to attend. 

Stearns will discuss key expedition members such as Sgt. Nathaniel Pryor, who handled day-to-day operations and never missed a daily journal entry; Corp. Richard Warfington, a footnote in the history books yet a key player in transporting information and artifacts back to President Thomas Jefferson; Silas Goodrich, the fisherman, and John Collins, who made beer.

Stearns, a Lewis and Clark scholar and guide, is a retired Sentinel High School history teacher who has served on the National Lewis & Clark Trail Heritage Foundation Board.

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