May 2016 – Letter from Truman

Hi, Kids!

I love adventures! Do you? Meriwether Lewis and William Clark were two very lucky adventurers who lived in the 1800s. They got to explore a big part of North America in 1804-1806. They and their expedition party traveled about 8,000 miles on foot.

When Lewis and Clark explored western North America, there were no maps or GPS to show them where to go or how to get somewhere. It must have been a challenge to navigate their trip! In “What’s it like to be…” I talk with cartographer (mapmaker) Tanya Buckingham about how to make maps and why they are important.

If you go on an adventure, where would you go?

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