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Lewis & Clark Trail Heritage Foundation

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Newsletter Archive

Idaho Chapter – Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation

2017

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Winter Newsletter

Kris Townsend to speak at Nez Perce Visitor Center, Spalding; Chuck and Penny Raddon awarded, report on 2016 Lolo Work projects, information on the 2017 Lolo Work Week.

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May Newsletter

Steve Russell Archive available online; Lolo Work Week update; summary of Kris Townsend's presentation as Spalding; Lolo Pass Weekend event; and more.

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Fall Newsletter

Report of the 2017 Lolo Trail work; 2017 Annual Meeting in Billings; new Partnership between Idaho Governor's Leiws and Clark Trail Committee and Lewiss and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation; and upcoming events.

2016

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Spring Newsletter

Hail and Farewell; Campsites along the Clearwater River Field Trip; Lolo Work Week; Governor's Committee; Firearms of Lewis and Clark; and upcoming events.

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Winter Newsletter

Lewis & Clark: International Drug Dealers by John Fisher; The President muses about his and Penny's recent trip to the St. Louis area; The Name Lolo; Upcoming events; 2016 Lolo Work Week scheduled.

2015

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Fall Newsletter

Lewis & Clark: International Drug Dealers by John Fisher; Chet Caskey's Flags of Lewis and Clark; Close up: Steve Lee; Lewis & Clark Today by the Townsends; Winter in July Lolo Trail Work Party; Lewis and Clark in Orofino by Chuck Raddon

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Winter Newsletter

Feb. 7 meeting, talk on Bighorn Sheep in Idaho, and Pomp's 210th birthday bash; Chuck's musing's regarding his history with Lewis and Clark; plea for Chapter officers, and a calendar of events.

2014

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Fall Newsletter

Keith Peterson, author of John Mullan: The Tumultous Life of a Western Road Builder, will lecture on November 15. Keith Lawrence, retired Nez Perce Natural Resource Manager will lecutre February 7 on efforts to restore the Big Horn Sheep. Forest Service loses focus on Lolo Corridor. Barb Opdahl passes. The canoe wreck at Arrow Beach: the story and how we benefit from it. Lolo Trail Work Week expense report. The buffalo quilt finds a home.

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Spring Newsletter

Upcoming Speaker events at the Boise Public Library; Bruce Bjornstad presentation at Spalding; National History Day, and other events.

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January Newsletter

Winter in Idaho speaker series, Pomp's Birthday/February Meeting announcement, Lolo Work Party 2013 report, Tax-exempt status lost and other President's Musings

2013

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Fall Newsletter

Upcoming Speaker events at the Nez Perce Center; Tri-State meeting in Weippe report; National meeting in Bismarck report; and Lolo Trail work seek report.

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Winter Newsletter

Upcoming tri-state meeting; Pomp's 208th birthday party, call for officers.

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Spring Newsletter

Memorial Day Regional Meeting plans; Lolo Trail Work Week plans; Presidential Musing from Chuck

2012

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Winter Newsletter

Report on Fall meeting in southern Idaho; Upcoming tri-state Chapter meeting at Maryhill; How did they get to Hungery Creek? an introduction by Charles Raddon and article by Gene Eastman.

2011

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Fall Newsletter

Report on joint meeting with the Washington Chapter in Pasco with Jack Nisbet; Our president muses on the Confluence Project and the conflict at the annual meeting; Report on the Lolo Trail Work Week; and Washington Chapter's article on George Knapp's authentic Harpers Ferry Model 1803 rifle.

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Spring Newsletter

March 26 meeting agenda; Author Priscilla Wegars, Imprisoned in Paradise; Time for an Idaho Chapter Web site; Chuck muses about Chapter elections; a look back at the successful 2010 Annual Meeting.

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Summer Newsletter

Web site introduced; new president and treasurer needed for fall elections, upcoming events; upcoming joint meeting with Washington Chapter featuring author Jack Nisbet.

2010

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Winter Chapter Newsletter

April 2010 meeting agenda; Washington Chapter News; President's Message; Enjoy the Annual Meeting

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Lolo Trail Grant Letter

A letter to Keith Petersen, State Historian, Idaho State Historical Society, reporting the accomplishments of the 2010 Lolo Trail Work Project.

2009

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Spring Newsletter

Upcoming meeting at the Sacajawea Center; upcoming Annual Meeting in Memphis, upcoming Chapter trip to Cody, WY; invitation to join the the 2009 Lolo Trail Work Project, President's corner, announcing the 2010 Annual Meeting in Lewiston

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Summer Newsletter

Minutes for the June 6 meeting; Report on the Lolo Trail work project; Janie's trip to Cougar Bar; Washington State fall field trip; Chuck muses; update on 2010 Annual Meeting

2008

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Winter Newsletter

Report on the meeting in Boise; Pomp's Birthday Party and Spring Rendevous; President's Corner: Reflection Time

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Summer Newsletter

Invitation to join the Lolo Motorway gathering; Report on spring meeting; 2010 National Meeting; Pay your dues!

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Fall Newsletter

Report on the Lolo Motorway gathering; invitation to Boise meeting; President's Corner

2006 — 2007

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April 2007 Newsletter

Agenda for Spring Meeting with a detailed outline of the field trip along the Forgotten Trail to Dayton

2005

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January News Release

News release of the 200th birthday party of Jean Baptiste the Spalding Center.

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October Newsletter

Bicentennial alive and Well in Idaho; Report on Lolo Pass Chapter outing; Gib Floyd and Gene Eastman hiked 8 miles of Hungery Creek; A hike up Wendover Ridge; and photos of recent centennial events.

2004

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Idaho Lewis and Clark Bicentenntial News
February 2004, Volume 3, Number 2

Nez Perce tell their story; Sacajawea Center opens; Governor's Committee awards $650,000; NPS additions at Canoe Camp and Weippe; Corps II visits 5 Idaho sites; Silver LC medallions being sold; Boise gardens to create native plant garden; Lolo Pass Visitor's Center and Rest Area dedicated; Stephen Ambrose memorial dedicated; Teachers' workshop held; Report on summer 2003 visitation; and more...

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Idaho Lewis and Clark Bicentenntial News
December 2004, Volume 4, Number 1 and 2

Bi-State Public Safety Program ready for Bicentennial; Govenor's Committee awards $630,000 in grants; U of I Forest Nursery offers commemorative tree and shrub package; Idaho State Historical Society is lead state agency for Bicentennial; LCSC Symposium enters 11th year; Nez Perce plans signature event; education project; Idaho Public TV Bicentennial programs; Reading and Writing Lewis and Clark program announced; bibliography created; Postal Service releases new stamps; and more...

2003

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Idaho Lewis and Clark Bicentenntial News
July 2003, Volume 3, Number 1

Update on museum projects; Governor's Committee awards $585,000; Nez Perce Warriors Monument dedicated in St. Louis; Bicentennial commemoration begins in Virginia; artists Dennis and Frances Sullivan win tourism award; 18 metal sculptures added to Lewiston Gateway; new signs in Salmon; Boise Sacajawea monument dedicated; NPS awards $128,000; Russell and Peterson survey Lolo Trail; Speakers' Bureau provides diverse speakers; VIA to produce Views from K'useyneisskit; Canoe Camp expands; Lewis and Clark scholars visit local libraries; Eastmans publish Bitterroot Crossing: Lewis and Clark Across the Lolo Trail; and more...

2002

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Idaho Lewis and Clark Bicentenntial News
July 2002, Volume 2, Number 1

23 projects receive grants; Hundreds attend National Planning Conference in Lewiston; List of Idaho Bicentennial projects; Sunshine Mines to mint LC in Idaho silver medallions; Trail Museums initiative; NPS grants $5 million in awards; NPS to preserve Weippe property; Dworshak Hathery holds events; Sacajawea Center dedicated; Idaho Congressional Delegation; Sacajawea and Weetxuuwiis focus of Bicentennial efforts; and more...

2001

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Idaho Lewis and Clark Bicentenntial News
January 2001, Volume 1, Number 1

License plates go on sale; BLM prepares Lemhi Valley and Pink House sites; Governor's Committee assists Idaho museums; Gateway Grove in Lewiston dedicated; Victoria Scalise hired as Bicentennial planner; Sacajawea center receives funding; Weippe Discovery Center planned; Public safety plans created in anticipation of large crowds; CCCC sponsors Dugouts on the Clearwater; Long Camp/Riverfront project; and more...

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Idaho Lewis and Clark Bicentenntial News
October 2001, Volume 1, Number 2

Libraries receive LC materials; Idaho LC website launched; Sacagawea Chapter started; Weippe Discovery Center progress; Sacajawea Center buys property; Hells Gate Center planned; Plant specimens to be loaned to Idaho State Historical Museum; Governor's Committee Grants; LC placemats used by restaurants; County Sheriffs and Transportation Department plan for large crowds; Improved Scenic Byway signs; Fazio publishes Across the Snowy Ranges; 2001 Festival of Discovery; and more...

2000

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April Newsletter

Specialized License Plate Legislation Passes for 2001; Renewal and re-dedication of Jean Bapiste Charbonneau gravesite; Report on January meeting in Boise; Volunteers welcome for Chapter projects; Legislative reception; Review of Daniel Botkin book Passage of Discovery: The American Rivers guide to the Missouri River of Lewis and Clark; and other news clippings.

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September Newsletter

Idaho Chapter Sponsors "Flea" Market at Annual Meeting; Nez Perce sets gathering of tribes; Mary B. Anderson's copy of journals acquired by Lewis and Clark College; Report on the dugouts on the Clearwater; 2000 fire season's impact on the trail; calendar of events and President's corner, and several news clippings.

1999

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March Newsletter

Forest Services proposes Lolo Trail Strategy; member Lydia Justice Edwards' 12 years as ID State Treasurer; Kooskia's new LC mural; State takes ownership of Glade Creek site; Forest Service proposes permit system for Lolo Trail Corridor; report on Labor Day Lolo Trail Campout; Lost hikers on Lolo Trail raise concerns.

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May Newsletter

Fort Walla Walla hosts L & C days; Mike Venso's photo exhibit; LCSC hosts LC in the land of the Nez Perce workshop; member Lydia Justice Edwards hikes Appalachian Trail; Moulton completes journal project and will lecture in Stevenson; Sacagawea dollar unveiled; students camp at Musselshell Meadows; Nez Perce and Lemhi Shoshone gift exchange; Was Sacagawea a Hidatsa?; notes from May 30 meeting featuring the 1806 'Lost Trail' route.

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July Newsletter

Gary Moulton and Larry McClure event in Couer D'Alene; plans for annual meeting in Bismarck; Portage Route Chapter funds LC Symphony CD; Orofino plans river path; 1999 Lolo Trail Labor Day campout agenda; Clarkston plans interpretive center; Geographic names from the Expedition; Six school districts to explore changes since 1806 and develop a website; Book review of Seaman: The dog who explore the west with Lewis & Clark; feature on Clay Jenkinson.

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September Newsletter

Upcoming meeting in Dayton; Boise reception to meet with state legislators; Steve Lee will retire as president; Missouri River Voyage of Recovery; Volunteers improve Rocky Ridge Lake Campground; German Prince Hans von Sachsen-Altenburg tells of Pomp's travels; Clearwater Country travel guide by Borg Hendrickson and Linwood Laughy revised; update on Lewis-Clark Bicentennial projects.

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November Newsletter

Chapter elects New Officers and Board of Directors; Keith Petersen new Bicentennial Coordinator; Lewis & Clark Bicentennial conference scheduled; Volunteer work on Lolo Motorway; Sierra Club launches project to save, restore Lewis and Clark trail; and A Lewis and Clark revival hits the Northwest.

1998

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March Newsletter

Outdoor Idaho one hour special; Governor Batt supports protecting Glade Creek site; Lewiston Tribune review of Gass book; new signage on Willamette River; State building named after historian Dr. Merle Wells; Opdahls to visit White House; Washington Post op-ed on Thomas Jefferson.

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May Newsletter

Upcoming Chapter meeting to feature Mike Venso and Carol Simon-Smolinski; U of I class will retrace Idaho journey; Margaret Gorski appointed Forest Service Bicentennial Coordinator; feature on George Hatley of the Appaloosa Horse Club and Museum; feature on Columbia River mouth featuring David Nicandri; Nez Perce perspectives on Bicentennial; LC Commemorative Games at Kamiah.

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July Newsletter

Celebration of Clark's birthday at Carol MacGregor's Raspberry Ranch in Cascade; Report on joint meeting with Washington Chapter; Labor Day Lolo Trail campout planned; new Sacajawea dollar coin; Steve Russell maps campsites; Kids save pennies for Sacajawea monument; Kamiah kids camp on Lolo Trail; Great Falls' LC Interpretive Center opens; Mike Venso's re-tracing of route.

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August Newsletter

Labor Day Lolo Trail campout; Mike Venso reaches South Dakota; LCHTF annual meeting in Great Falls; report on Clark's birthday retreat in Cascade; Letter from Stephen Ambrose about experiencing Montana and Idaho sites; Vancouver mayor visits Nez Perce, Moulton nearly completes journals project; Syringas (Mock orange), new Sacagawea dollar; Clarkston plans for Bicentennial.

1997

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March Newsletter

Plans and events for 1997; Salmon area considers forming a chapter; Bicentennial Planning; Book World article on Thomas Jefferson; new Nez Perce Trail road signs; and from the Associated Press, Vancouver Historic Preserve becomes reality.

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July Newsletter

Building dugout canoes and floating the Clearwater River, Ken Burn's movie premieres, LCTHF annual meeting in Stevenson, WA; Idaho Public TV to produce Echoes of a Bitter Crossing; Ken Thomasma pens new book: The Truth about Sacajawea; BLM may provide Lemhi Tribe a home near Salmon; Lewis & Clark Experience—A brochure of July 26 and 27, 1997 Bicentennial events.

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September Newsletter

September meeting featuring Carol Lynn MacGregor's book signing (The Journals of Patrick Gass, Member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition); H.L. Talkington collection on display at LCSC; Missouri River's Eye of the Needle destroyed by vandals; Revised Washington L&C brochure; Building art progress at Center for Arts and History; Lewis and Clark timeline made on long sidewalk; Report on low attendance at Lewis & Clark Experience.

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October Newsletter

Ken Burns premiere and interviews, more vandalism at LC sites; Reports on annual meeting in Stevenson and local meeting in Lewiston; Nez Perce horse breeding; BLM to recreate Eye of the Needle; Undaunted Courage becomes a best seller; Lolo Pass Development Plan; and negotiations with Plum Creek over logging Glade Creek.

1996

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March Newsletter

York and Black History Month; Carol MacGregor to speak; Undaunted Courage receiving attention—a review; 4 clips from newspapers and magazines: Sacajawea/Ken Thomasma feature, two Undaunted Courage reviews, and J. Wilmer Rigby recognized.

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April Newsletter

Note from member Jack Briggs; Bob Hoyle's Lewis & Clark's Course and Distance Records; Report on Carol MacGregor's presentation; Nez Perce NHP Planning Steps and schedule: input form; Canoe Camp alternatives; Long Camp alternatives, Lolo Trail and Lolo Pass alternatives; and Historic Park site map.

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July Newsletter

Sioux City reception; Chapter donates to Nez Perce Artifact Fund to buy the Spalding-Allen Collection; Indian Summer statue restored; John Colter Pageant at Three Forks, MT; Jeanne Eder's performance of Sacagawea historical theater; Book review: Clark's Other Journal.

1995

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May Newsletter

May meeting at Carol MacGregor's home; 1994 a Good Year for Chapter; Nominating Committee, White Sand Creek name changed to Colt Killed Creek; Michael Crosby presents at Boise Library; and Idaho Statesman feature on Merle Wells.

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June Newsletter

Lolo Trail Campout announced with detailed itinerary; report on May meeting; Nez Perce Historic Trail Foundation started; Lolo Trail featured at Luna House; and Seattle Post-Intellgencer feature on Sacajawea's Sicilian Supper recipe.

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December Newsletter

Chapter T-shirts described; Governor's Committee; report on Lolo Trail campout; report on annual meeting in Virginia; two newspaper articles about the return of the Spalding-Allen collection of Indian artifacts to Ohio; several 1955 newspaper recaps of Lewiston area Lewis and Clark events; and other miscellaneous newspaper clippings.

1994

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January Newsletter

1993—A Successful Year; Plans for 1994; Jack Briggs appointed to Govenor's Committee; Members in the news: Deanna Vickers, Steve Lee, Ken Swanson, Dick Young, Jack Markley, and Bernice Paige; National Trails Day Revisited; Idaho Yesterdays mentions Lewis and Clark; Transition, Op-ed excerpt from Transition, the journal of the Inland Empire Public Lands Council; and Lewiston Tribune article on Luna House exhibit.

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May Newsletter

1994 plans; Idaho Archaeology Week; Members in the news: Lydia Justice Edwards, Dr. Lee Vickers and Deanna Vickers, and Bob Boston; NPS Lewis and Clark video; Quilt raffle; Lolo Trail Corridor update; Pacific Northwest article about the Lolo Trail; and a Pathfinder (LCSC) article on Centennial Mall construction.

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July Newsletter

National Meeting in Missoula; National Trails Day at Salmon; Brian Horn and Ian Walsh "Youth Atchievement Award" project on display at Luna House; Pomeroy city park signage; Newspaper articles: Wheel ruts at Weitas Meadows, NASA names two new spaceships Lewis and Clark, Expeditions of the Human Spirit, and Judy Fanselow traces route; Lewis and Clark quilt raffle.

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September Newsletter

Agenda for October 8th Meeting in Kamiah; Playing Bases at Long Camp; 1995 planning; 1995 elections; Report on Annual Meeting at Missoula; and Hunting Season - 1804 to 1806.

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October Newsletter

Agenda for Nov 11 meeting; Newspaper article about the 'new' statues at Lewis-Clark State College; and a report on a camp out at the Lolo Creek crossing and a hike from Lewis and Clark Grove.

1993

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January Newsletter

1992 recap; 1993 plans: National Trails Day, Lolo Trail campout, and quilt raffle; members in the news; LCSC Centennial, '92 Salmon meeting; 2 newspaper articles: Memorial Goal of Convention and Historical park gains 14 sites in four states; membership roster

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March Newsletter

April 17 Meeting news; Idaho Trails Council Symposium (including the symposium brochure/agenda); detailed proposals for a chapter trip over the Lolo Trail.

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April Newsletter

Upcoming meeting and Trails Symposium; congratulations to Deana Vickers; Idaho Archaelogy Week features local areas of interest; proposed Idaho Wilderness Bill; minutes of the the 1992 April Chapter meeting and minutes; September 26, 1992 Chapter Board meeting minutes; Idaho State Journal op ed article: First Columbus, now Jefferson; Revisionists point out dark side; LCSC Today article: Centennial Mall: a bond to unite campus.

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May Newsletter

Upcoming National Trails Day; Action alert regarding Clearwater National Forest master plan and proposed Burns Basin exploratory drilling; Carole Simon-Smolinski's class on Lewis & Clark and the Nez Perce Tribe.

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June Newsletter

Upcoming Lolo Trail camp-out; Idaho Dept. of Parks and Recreation's Idaho Trails Plan; Wilmer Rigby recognized; Review of Smithsonian article on Jefferson's 250th anniversay; Barbara and Harlan Opdahl and Jim Fazio in the the news; Lewis and Clark buffs retrace pioneer trail; and four newspaper articles on Shoshone-Bannock heritage building events.

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October Newsletter

In memory of Ralph S. Space; River of No Return Interpretive Association News; Collinsville-St.Louis meeting; Salmon Happenings—L&C; L & C Display at Luna House; Members in the News; L & C Video Tape Project Underway; 2 newspaper articles: 32 Virginia your spend 4th in Salmon; Out of the Wilderness.

1992

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August Newsletter

Chapter leadership changes to Steve Lee; Members in the news, Bernice and David Paige coordinate a trail inventory; report on the Annual Meeting in Vancouver; four newspaper articles: Space set the pace, Lewis-Clark timber sale has foes upset; and two about Tom Warren and John Hillton's retracing of the journey.

1991

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April Newsletter

The Annual Meeting in Lewiston was the previous summer, and Chapter president Duane Annis reflects on re-starting Chapter activities

1990

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January Newsletter

Jim Fazio discusses the upcoming Annual Meeting in Lewiston; Minutes of November 1989 meeting; committee and individual assignments for the Annual Meeting in Lewiston

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April Newsletter

Invitation to final planning meeting for the Annual Meeting in Lewiston; Governor's Committee updates, Robert Hoyle publishes pamphlet about the Lolo route; John Barnes to Head Heritage Trust; Jim Fazio moves to Nebraska

1989

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March Newsletter

Upcoming spring meeting; National Park Service certification of 26 Idaho sites; Possible Leiws-Clark Clearwater Rendezvous, agenda for joint meeting of Idaho Chapter and Governor's Lewis & Clark Trial Committee; Efforts to purchase Packer Meadows and Glade Creek lands; ballot for officers.

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June Newsletter

Priscilla Wegars and Lee Sappington presented the archaeology dig at Canoe Camp; Annual Meeting will be in Bozeman; April 22, 1989 meeting minutes

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August Newsletter

Fall meeting agenda; Chapter membership grows

1988

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June Newsletter

Appeal for dues; spring meeting results; planning guide for 1990 meeting; upcoming fall meeting; findings at Canoe Camp dig

1987

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We Proceeded On

News from Idaho: Governor's Committee; Clearwater Forest Plan, U of I report on L&C course

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July Newsletter

Upcoming fall meeting; next steps for the 1990 Annual Meeting; Lewis & Clark Trail Run; Lolo Trail clean-up project; trail sign copy; Lolo Pass Visitor Center opens, Powell Ranger Distric input; 1988 Lewis & Clark calendars; Annual Meeting in Billings

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August Newsletter

Report on Annual Meeting in Billings; agenda for fall meeting at Travelers' Rest; membership numbers compared with other chapters; Lolo Trail clean-up; Ruth Caylor represents Chapter at Fort Cascades National Historic Landmark dedication

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We Proceeded On

A short article, Spring meeting focues on Weippe Prairie, featuring Ralph Space and Merle Wells

1986

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March We Proceeded On

Announcing the creating of the Idaho Chapter: New Idaho Foundation Chapter and Idaho Lewis & Clark Trail Committee Dedicated to Protecting Last Remnants of the Lewis & Clark Trail, by new Chapter president James R. Fazio

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May We Proceeded On

A report summarizing the first newsletter from the Idaho Chapter

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November We Proceeded On

Idaho Organizations Journey to Salmon, ID for Eventful One Day Meet; Foundation President and Mrs. (Pat) Foote Travel from Billings, MT to Attend