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Lewis and Clark expedition still fascinates; “Arrival at Camp River Dubois” December 12-13

Posted on December 12, 2009 by | Midwest Travel | No Comments

More than 200 years after their historic expedition, Lewis and Clark are still part of the national conversation. That was clear the other day on Capitol Hill when Sen. Christopher Dodd invoked the famed explorers’ names to justify federal support of a National Infrastructure Bank. “You cannot find a period of economic growth in our country … where we did not make investments in infrastructure,” said Dodd, who quipped: “Had Thomas Jefferson had the Congressional Budget Office around he wouldn’t have gone … we’d still be 13 colonies running around.” Maybe so. Maybe not. But this much is clear: Dodd’s […]

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