John Evans, adventurer linked to Gwynedd, Wales
Led the first expeditions along the upper Missouri River in the late eighteenth century. Before Lewis and Clark crossed the continent for the first time in 1806, Evans had progressed furthest into Continental America (as far present-day North Dakota).
Connection: Born in Waunfawr, Gwynedd.
His maps were used by Lewis and Clark.
Where can I get access to letters written by J.T. Evans to his brother, Thomas?
There is a tribute to him in Waunfawr.
Meriwether Lewis, Exploration of America.