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

Wallace Lewis

in Lewis & Clark

Published by University of California Press

Published in print February 2004 | ISBN: 9780520228399
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520937147 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520228399.003.0010
On the Trail: Commemorating the Lewis & Clark Expedition in the Twentieth Century

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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

Chapter.  7669 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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