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Lewis & ClarkLegacies, Memories, and New Perspectives$
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Kris Fresonke and Irene Bloemraad

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780520228399

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520228399.001.0001

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On the Trail: Commemorating the Lewis & Clark Expedition in the Twentieth Century

On the Trail: Commemorating the Lewis & Clark Expedition in the Twentieth Century

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(p.198) Chapter 9 On the Trail: Commemorating the Lewis & Clark Expedition in the Twentieth Century
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Lewis & Clark
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Wallace Lewis

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520228399.003.0010

This chapter reviews and criticizes the commemoration of Lewis and Clark, such as the monuments and roadside plaques. It studies the world fairs in St. Louis and Portland and the efforts to retrace the route Lewis and Clark used during their expedition. The chapter determines that the greatest commemoration for Lewis and Clark is the trail, which has been turned into a tourist destination that is 3,700 miles long.

Keywords:   commemoration, monuments, roadside plaques, world fairs, trail

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