By Wallace G. Lewis
The first major stirrings of nationwide public curiosity in Lewis and Clark coincided with the start of a national fascination with transcontinental vehicle traveling. american citizens started to reconnect with the prior and have interaction with the heritage of Western growth via changing into a brand new breed of "frontier explorer" through their vehicles. accordingly, early emphasis on neighborhood plaques and monuments yielded to pageants, reenactments, and, finally, makes an attempt to retrace the direction, selling conservation and game alongside its length.
Wallace G. Lewis information the ingenuity that encouraged the institution of the Lewis and Clark nationwide ancient path, beginning a window to how the USA reimagines, recreates, and recalls its personal previous. In the Footsteps of Lewis and Clark will attract either scholarly and armchair historians attracted to the Western frontier as skilled via either Lewis and Clark and people retracing their steps today.
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