Monday, February 22, 2010

Win a set of Frances Hunter's Books - Contest Details

Enter to win a set of Frances Hunter's novels: The Fairest Portion of the Globe and her previous novel, To the Ends of the Earth: The Last Journey of Lewis & Clark.

There are two ways to enter:

1. Leave a comment this week with a fun fact about Lewis and Clark that you learned from "Frances Hunter's American Heroes Blog." ( It must be a unique fact, so read all the entries before you post your own.

2. Blog about this giveaway, post it on your Facebook page, or tweet it on Twitter. Leave a separate comment with a link to your post or your twitter user name.

Congratulations and good luck!


Lady Quinlan said...

I feel like I should have known this, but I didn't - that Lewis was a doctor and that he was mentored by Benjamin Rush. Fascinating post on Lewis' medicine chest. Please enter me in the giveaway!

Lady Q at Let Them Read Books

Pricilla said...

By 1838, more than 2000 trees had been removed from the river. I was amazed to learn that snag removal continued on the Missouri until 1950

that's a LOT of trees!
thank you

Pricilla said...

I tweeted
thank you

Linda said...

I'm so pleased to have found your blog, and consequently the Frances Hunter site. It was interesting to learn of Lewis' deep association with Freemasons; fascinating that he named those 3 river tributaries such names as Wisdom, Philosophy, and Philanthropy. Thanks for this giveaway.

Irene said...

I found the "medicines" in the medicine cabinet fascinating, especially the powdered rhubarb. My mother always said that raw rhubarb was poisonous. Interesting.
Please enter my name. Thank you.

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ValliChele said...

I didn't know L&C had tried to name rivers in Montana after Masonic names: Wisdom, Philanthropy, and Philosophy. Very interesting!

I love reading about early explorers and would love reading these books! Thanks for the contest!

Shannon said...

I found it interesting that William Clark, who was generally of Scottish descent, had a famous Sicilian ancestor on the Rogers side of the family. It was also humorous when I read at their site that when Meriwether Lewis was a boy and his mother was going to give him a spanking, he threatened to fight back. Obviously his mother didn't let him get away with that one!

Kitty said...

The shopping list for drugs seemed to be heavy on laxatives/purgatives!

Lewis’s list contained purgatives—various drugs used to cleanse the body, either gently or violently.

Katy said...

I loved the post on what Lewis and Clark wore... The captains were known as "by the book" officers and would have made sure the members of the corps were issued the standard uniform clothing of the day: shirts, vests, pants, socks, shoes, blankets, hats, and fatigue coats. Of course, they would have had to be replaced with leather clothing in their journeys, since they had no access to woven cloth. So, they didn't look like the Lewis and Clark trail signs (tricorn and coonskin caps). Interesting stuff!

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Katy said...


James Hensley said...

It was news to me that three of William Clark's brothers were prisoners of war during the Revolutionary War. What a family!
Thanks to Francis Hunter's blogs for continuous information about Lewis and Clark.
Please enter me in the giveaway.
Jim Hensley

Rebecca said...


Not sure how to post the URL of the tweet though...

Amanda said...

I keep forgetting how small the "new world" was back then. How a lot of people were related to one another or at least knew each other. I find it fascinating that events going on in Europe and Great Britain really affected how events played out in America.

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Holly said...

Tweeted :)