Port Hueneme Historical Society Museum Distinguished Speakers Series
Author and Journalist John Krist
will be addressing the topic:
“The Lewis and Clark Expedition: Voyage of Rediscovery”
at the Port Hueneme Historical Society Museum
220 Market Street
on April 13, 2019 at 11:00AM
According to John Krist, the author of Voyage of Rediscovery (based on his experiences retracing the Lewis and Clark trail) “It is difficult to overstate the significance of the Lewis and Clark expedition in American history.”
When the explorers set out in 1803 to cross the largely unknown territory between the Mississippi River and the Pacific, the United States was largely oriented toward the Atlantic and Europe. When the expedition members returned in 1806, the nation had become continental in scale. Detailed new information provided by the expedition drew Americans to travel westward.
Krist’s adventure began in the early summer of 2001, when he hit the road to retrace the steps of Lewis and Clark from St. Louis to the Oregon coast. Three months later, he had paddled, pedaled, hiked, and driven nearly 16,000 miles across 22 states.
The resulting yearlong series of stories, published monthly by the Ventura County Star, is an adventure tale filled with extremes in weather, encounters with wild animals, torment by mosquitoes, ticks and biting flies, and interviews with biologists, bartenders, river guides, history buffs, musicians, ranchers, and Native Americans.