There are tons of books on Lewis and Clark, and during the bicentennial celebration we learned a lot about the Expedition. Charles Palmer has been a strong supporter of local efforts and he's a docent at the Trailhead Memorial in Jefferson City. But he's taken his mission to a new level. His handy publication, "Follow the Lewis & Clark Trail in Missouri" follows the expedition trail through present day settings through Missouri. It's both historical and modern, with local folklore, photos and directions for obscure sites you'd never be able to find without his help. It's spiral bound to sit on your dashboard all the way from Bird's Point to White Cloud. Mine will have an honored place in my bedside reading library.
Charles will be signing his books at Downtown Book and Toy in Jefferson City Thursday at 11:00. You can order through Book & Toy, or post a Comment and I will get you connected.