Nifty Tidbits

Nifty Tidbits: by Chuck Rigby

Originally printed in the Aug. 21, 2002 edition of the Illinois Valley News

On the day of Aug. 18, 1802 Meriwether Lewis observed his 28th birthday. At the time he was serving as the private secretary for Thomas Jefferson, President of the United States. My sources don’t say if he took the day off or had a party on this occasion. He was living in the White House and . . .

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