TRAVEL UST-WHITECLIFFS 5 SL

Artist Bob Scriver's bronze of Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, and Sacajawea stands on the riverfront of Fort Benton. 

Tom Uhlenbrock, St. Louis Post Dispatch

Lewis, Clark and the Corps of Discovery experienced another odyssey after they got home in 1806.

On Thursday night Ritchie Doyle, historical re-enactor and president of the Travelers’ Rest Chapter of the Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation, will assume his familiar voice of Capt. William Clark  to tell the story of how the expedition’s complete historical records were published.

The free public presentation starts at 7 p.m. at the Lolo Community Center. It’s the first monthly meeting of the 2016-2017 year for the Travelers’ Rest Chapter.

Doyle, who has been presenting as William Clark for 19 years, will describe how, after Meriwether Lewis’ untimely death in 1809, Clark sought the help of Nicholas Biddle to prepare the journals for publication. Stepping out of character, he’ll discuss the intriguing discoveries of documents that have added significance to Lewis and Clark history.

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