Hunter-Dunbar Expedition 1804




Meet Dr. George Hunter and Mr. William Dunbar who explored Arkansas for President Thomas Jefferson after its purchase as part of the Louisiana Purchase in 1803.   Hunter and Dunbar explored the Ouachita River and reported back to Jefferson and the American Philosophical Society.  This is a first person program performed by Kent Goff and Tom Yancey.

A great little film based on the research of Trey Berry can be seen on the AETN website using Real Player.  Go to and look for "The Forgotten Expedition."

This program is excellent for Arkansas History classes, school groups, and community groups in the Ouachita River area.

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