Did I mention I love getting mail? I came home from a weekend trip with a mailbox full of cards from Dear Readers, and I’ve read each one several times. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. I will respond directly.
Because I’m vain, I also like to get OTHER mail: The kind with surprise articles showcasing my 444-mile walk of the Natchez Trace.
During Meriwether Lewis’ Birthday Month, I’m tickled to be featured in We Proceeded On, the quarterly magazine of the Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation. I’m a member of LCTHF, but I had no idea they were featuring me on the third page of their quarterly this month.
Thanks to editor Bob Clark at Washington State University Press for including me in this issue. I’m surprised you didn’t hear my squeal travel East to West.
The Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation’s mission is:
As Keepers of the Story –
Stewards of the Trail, the Lewis and Clark
Trail Heritage Foundation, Inc.
provides national leadership in
maintaining the integrity of the Trail
and its story through stewardship,
scholarship, education, partnership
and cultural inclusiveness.
The Meriwether Lewis site on the Natchez Trace Parkway is part of the Lewis and Clark Trail, but the LCTHF supports Lewis and Clark sites all over the country. From their starting point on the Ohio River in Pennsylvania to Fort Clatsop on Oregon’s Pacific Coast, the LCTHF protects and preserves the Lewis and Clark Trail and its stories for future generations.
To join the Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation, or to support their work, follow this link: I Support LCTHF!
(An aside: This month’s We Proceeded On also features the first of multiple articles about the geology of the Columbia plateau. I must be a geek, because I can’t WAIT to read it.)
TODAY’S MERIWETHER LEWIS BIRTHDAY MONTH TRIVIA QUESTION:
LEWIS AND CLARK OBSERVED WHAT ANCIENT GEOLOGICAL CONDITION IN THEIR EXPLORATION OF THE EASTERN COLUMBIA PLATEAU?
Answer to yesterday’s Meriwether Lewis Birthday Month Trivia Question: WHAT WAS MERRY’S ASTROLOGICAL SIGN?
ANSWER: BORN ON AUGUST 18, MERIWETHER LEWIS WAS A LEO.
To Live Forever: An Afterlife Journey of Meriwether Lewis is just $2.99 on Kindle during August in celebration of Meriwether Lewis’ Birthday Month. Click below and GET READING!
To check out the entire Meriwether Lewis Birthday Month Series, follow the links below:
Lewis and Clark: Screwing Their Way Across a Continent
Lewis and Clark and Sex Bombs
Who Was Meriwether Lewis Godfather?
If Meriwether Lewis Had Lived to be 80
Lewis and Clark and Old Blue Eyes
The Lion Will Lie Down With the Lamb