The Lewis & Clark Trail is the third book in Fodor’s all-new Travel
Historic America Series. Like the first two titles, The Thirteen
Colonies and The Old West, it promises to provide “all of the vital
information travelers need to make history come alive” along this
particular route. The new series is intended to enable readers to pan
for gold where the California Gold Rush began, to stand where the
covered wagons began their westward trek or to see the spot where the
Minutemen turned back the Redcoats at Concord.
Each book’s approximately 500 pages begin with the history of the
geographic region involved. Within each state (alphabetical by town) are
descriptions of points of interest. These include state historic parks
and historic monuments, state and national historic sites, historic
buildings, mines – even historic places to eat – as well as the various
museums that preserve artifacts of local or regional history. Every
listing includes location and contact data. All this, plus suggested
driving tours, many of which are doable in a motorhome, make this a
All these topics are addressed in depth by knowledgeable authors.
In addition to the informative text, the reader will find easy-to-read
maps, time lines, calendars of events and sidebars about colorful people
and intriguing facts. The only thing missing is RV-related information,
such as campgrounds, but, then, the annual Trailer Life Directory
already covers that subject thoroughly.
Fodor’s The Lewis & Clark Trail, The Thirteen Colonies and The
Old West are available at bookstores nationwide and directly from the
publisher: (800) 533-6478, fodors.com.