Tag Archives: Lewis and Clark

Think you know American history? You may be wrong.

In honor of American Independence Day, enjoy these 4 myths, as told in A Grizzly in the Mail and Other Adventures in American History 1)      Betsy Ross sewed the first flag. She sits with the Founding Fathers on the Fourth … Continue reading

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A Lewis and Clark anniversary

Two hundred ten years ago tomorrow, May 14, at 4 p.m. three boats loaded with enough supplies to fill three modern semi trailers and about forty-eight men, crossed the Mississippi River into the mouth of the Missouri River beginning a … Continue reading

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The view from Lemhi Pass

Lemhi Pass ranks as one of my favorite history places. It’s a mountain pass over the continental divide at the Montana/Idaho state line high in the Bitterroot Mountains. Here Meriwether Lewis, scouting ahead of the rest of his expedition on … Continue reading

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Locust Grove and the Clarks

Locust Grove Dear Papa – I hope you are well. I want to see you and my brothers. Kiss them for me. I am a good girl, and will learn my book. Your affectionate daughter, Mary M. Clark Written in … Continue reading

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Hometown pride

I grew up in a beautiful and historic spot on the East Coast – Lancaster, Pennsylvania, county seat of Lancaster County which was founded in 1729. Lancaster is often called the oldest inland city in America… granted a moniker that … Continue reading

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A top ten historic town

Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, is one of my favorite history places. Just over an hour’s drive from Washington, the town tumbles down a steep hillside at the confluence of two of America’s great rivers: the Shenandoah and the Potomac. Three … Continue reading

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Seeking Lewis and Clark

Most fans of explorers Lewis and Clark expect to find traces of them in St. Louis, the start and end of their 1804-06 expedition.  The reality is that only a few sites in St. Louis evoke the explorers.  Lewis spent much … Continue reading

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Meriwether Lewis grave

Having worked on a Lewis and Clark exhibition for three years and visited Clarks’ grave many times, I was excited to finally have the opportunity not long ago to visit Lewis’s grave. How would they compare? While Clark lived to … Continue reading

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