Murder or Suicide?

A map showing Lewis and Clarks route from St. Louis to the Pacific Ocean by NW Limited...History in Vogue includes the postage stamps and first day of issue postmarks issued in commemoration of the bicentennial of the Corps. of Discoverys expedition of 1804, 5, and 6.  $85

A map showing Lewis and Clark's route from St. Louis to the Pacific Ocean by NW Limited...History in Vogue includes the postage stamps and first day of issue postmarks issued in commemoration of the bicentennial of the Corps. of Discovery's expedition of 1804, 5, and 6. $85

Planning a news conference today, July 8, 2009, Meriwether Lewis’ descendants (save one), numbering nearly 200, have also set up awebsite to try and further the cause for exhumation of the famous explorer’s remains. The purpose being merely to determine more accurately the manner of his death.
Governor Lewis is buried on the Natchez Trace Parkway which is federally-protected land.
Arguments of murder vs. suicide have been raging in certain circles since the first exhumation of his remains.
On October 11, 1809, Lewis was found deceased at age 35, in a small inn named Grinder’s Stand in the Tennessee mountains.
While the park service would rather keep the body in its sanctified resting place, the family would like scientific evidence to lay to rest the arguments at long last, and then to give the intrepid Lewis a proper Christian burial.

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Artist Proof

Just finished – #3 of 50 Lewis & Clark States Map by William D. Brooks III of NW Limited…History in VogueTM

Shown in dark brown distress frame molding, call 503-338-6056 or email bill@nwlimited.com to get yours

Shown in dark brown distress frame molding, call 503-338-6056 or email bill@nwlimited.com to get yours (click for larger image)

 

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Ocian in View

The Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum in Ilwaco, WA will host “Ocian in View” this November 7, 8 & 9th.
As part of those events, on Sunday the 9th at 3:30 pm there will be a dedication of the Cape Disappointment Nickel plaque and Open House with the photographer, Andrew Cier, (whose photo was used for the Lewis & Clark nickel as well as the GPS Marker).

Lewis & Clark Indian Nations map by NW Limited...History in Vogue features the USPS first day issue postmarks and stamps commemorating the bicentennial (click for more info)

Lewis & Clark Indian Nations map by NW Limited...History in Vogue features the USPS first day issue postmarks and stamps commemorating the bicentennial (click for more info)

Other events include presentations by the Chinook Indian Tribe, Knappton Cove Heritage Center Open House, a seafood dinner, and bus tours.
For the complete schedule of events, Visit this link hosted on the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum site or call 360-642-3446

To own a piece of history related to the Lewis & Clark expedition like the one to the right, call 503-338-6056 or email bill@nwlimited.com

Oregon Historic lecture at Ft. Clatsop this weekend

 

On Sunday, October 19, 2008, Robert Hamm’s free lecture, “Becoming Oregon: A Printed History,” will be in the Netul Room at the visitor center at Ft. Clatsop.

Black Lewis & Clark map by NW Limited...History in Vogue $275 (click to see more)

"Black" Lewis & Clark map by NW Limited...History in Vogue $275 (click to see more)

One of the stories he’ll tell will be about how — in the 1830s and 1840s — the United States was prepared to wage war on Great Britain about a disputed territory boundary.

“Hamm will share information from newspapers, woodcuts, accurate and inaccurate maps, and early photographs, telling stories ranging from the Lewis and Clark Expedition (1804-06) to the Lewis and Clark Exposition (1905).”

For more information, call the park at (503) 861-2471.
Links:
Lewis & Clark Maps at NW Limited…History in VogueTM
Lewis and Clark National Historical Park

In their footsteps…

“Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, Fort Clatsop begins its 2008-09 “In Their Footsteps” free speakers series. The first program in this monthly series is “Innovators and Traders: The Indigenous

Retrace Lewis & Clarks footsteps with a map of their route by NW Limited...History in Vogue $275

Retrace Lewis & Clarks' footsteps with a map of their route by NW Limited...History in Vogue $275

People of the Columbia River,” presented by Pat Courtney Gold held at 1 p.m. Sunday.
International commerce, diplomatic relations, cultural exchanges and tourism are hot topics today in the Pacific Northwest much as they have been for thousands of years among the indigenous people who live along the Columbia River.”

Other In Their Footsteps: speaker series programs include:

Oct. 19,  1 p.m.: “Becoming Oregon: A Printed History,” by Robert L. Hamm

Nov. 16, 1 p.m.: “Lewis and Clark and the International Competition for Oregon,” by Mark Eifler

This third-Sunday forum is sponsored by the Lewis and Clark National Park Association, Oregon Council for the Humanities, Officer’s Inn Bed & Breakfast, and the park. The programs are held in the Netul River Room of Fort Clatsop’s visitor center and are free.

For more information, call the park at (503) 861-2471.

Links:
Lewis & Clark maps at NW Limited…History in VogueTM
Lewis and Clark National Historic Park (U.S. National Park Service)

This day in history: Lewis & Clark

205 years ago today; August 31, 1803, at 11 a.m. local time, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark (Lewis and Clark) left Pittsburgh. Their destination was the Pacific Ocean.
On November 20, 1805, they achieved that goal.

A significant day in history, and worthy of a tribute like this one by NW Limited…History in VogueTM:

Lewis & Clark framed historic map with USPS Stamps and first-day-issue postmarks commemorating the Corps of Discoverys journey $275 (click the image for ordering info)

Lewis & Clark framed historic map with USPS Stamps and first-day-issue postmarks commemorating the Corps of Discovery's journey $275 (click the image for ordering info)

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Links:
Remembering Lewis and Clark 205 years later Brittanica Blog article

Lewis & Clark Saltmakers in Seaside

The Saltmakers reenacted Lewis & Clark Expedition’s saltmaking procedures for 24 hours a day beginning at 5 p.m. Friday until 3 p.m. Sunday on the beach in south Seaside. (click for news article)
During the event you could meet, trade, and talk with historians dressed as soldiers of the Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery.
The Saltmakers made salt from seawater, just as members of the expedition did before their return trip 202 years ago.

Lewis & Clark map by NW Limited...History in Vogue $275 as shown

Lewis & Clark map by NW Limited...History in Vogue $275 as shown

Spectating was free.  
The saltmakers were on the beach at the west end of Avenue U in Seaside.

Directions:
From Highway 101, take Avenue U to the beach.
From the Promenade, south to where Avenue U meets the beach.

The historic re-enactment program attracts about 2,000 visitors each year.
For more information call the Fort Clatsop Unit of Lewis and Clark National Historic Park at (503) 861-2471, Ext 214, or call the Seaside Museum and Historical Society at (503) 738-7065.

Links:
Lewis & Clark maps at NW Limited…History in VogueTM
Lewis & Clark re-enactment set (Salem Statesman-Journal)

Lewis & Clark and Jamestown, Virginia maps

 These look amazing with the new “distressed” frame molding:

Lewis & Clark black map with distressed frame by NW Limited...History in Vogue

Lewis & Clark "black" map with distressed frame by NW Limited...History in Vogue $275 as shown

Map of Jamestown, Virginia with USPS first-day-issue stamps and postmarks commemorating the quadricentennial of the settlement of Jamestown

Map of Jamestown, Virginia with USPS first-day-issue stamps and postmarks commemorating the quadricentennial of the settlement of Jamestown $200 as shown

 

To possess:

bill@nwlimited.com  or 503-338-6056

 

Links:
NW Limited…History in VogueTM

Want to camp with the Corps of Discovery?

You can, this weekend:
CLARK’S CAMPSITE
Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 18, 19 and 20th
A new overnight program on Waikiki Beach at Cape Disappointment the third weekend in July

Links:
Destination the Pacific website (calendar)
http://www.statesmanjournal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080717/OUTDOORS/807170339/1034/SPORTS

Exclusively for

Mr. B. Sant:
(click on the picture for larger images)
 

Indian Nations Lewis and Clark map framed by History in Vogue
#62/200    Indian Nations Lewis & Clark map     17″ X 10″

Small States Lewis & Clark map for sale by Bill Brooks of Astoria, Oregon
# 162/ 200  Small States Lewis & Clark map  17″ X 10″

Framed map of Jamestown, Virginia by NW Limited...History in Vogue available for purchase
Jamestown, VA Quadirecentennial  #16/66  17″ X 20″

Want to keep up with the Sants?
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