Monday, March 3, 2014

Bookmark Monday

I have a collection of bookmarks, so I was excited to come across  "Bookmark Monday"  at Guiltless Reading. 

 Because really what else are you going to do with a collection of bookmarks? Except share!

My bookmark for Monday is a "Lewis and Clark" bookmark.  This is actually a scanned copy of mine.

My husband and I grew up in the Pacific Northwest, where the Lewis and Clark trail is everywhere you turn. 
It's one of the most well known historical attractions in the area, spanning many states, beginning in Illinois and ending at the mouth of the Columbia River as it spills into the Pacific Ocean between Washington and Oregon.
We grew up knowing all about Lewis and Clark. So it saddened me  when I went back to Virginia a few years ago, and encountered someone on the plane, a local man (we were flying from Richmond to Atlanta), who had no idea about Lewis and Clark and their mapping of the Louisiana Purchase and search for the Northwest passage.  We were discussing with him what wonderful history Virginia had.  It was a nice visit, but it always makes me sad that the west gets no respect when it comes to the history of the United States.
I live in the west, but I LOVE every regional thing about all of the United States.   I would love to travel and experience every state, every town, every people!
This is the Lewis and Clark Trail


bermudaonion said...

Wow, did that man not take history in school? I love the bookmark!!

Karen said...

Not a history buff, huh? LOL It'd be fun to follow the trail :)

guiltless reader said...

Great post .. and great bookmark ... I learn something everyday! Thanks so much for joining in :)

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Very cool! I was popping over to see if you had your summer-cation post up. :) I forgot to collect emails when I set the form up.... ahhhh hee hee ;)

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