The Montana Standard from Butte, Montana on February 14, 1999 · 22
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C6 The Montana Standard, Butte, Sunday, Jebruary 14, 1999 BIG SKY LIFE Lewis & Clark left their mark With the bicentennial of their 1 SOS-OS expedition approaching, the duos moniker seems to be everywhere m.;,""' ' 111 ! i"---1 " 1 : ATEUR EOWLERS TOUH ' C iyvte"W MAS''S' By Nic holas K: Gi ramos of The Associated Press TT EWISTON, Idaho Sure I they blazed the trail from JJ St. Louis to the Pacific, but the real legacy of the Lewis and Clark expedition is more obvious. Their names are everywhere. One can hardly escape the intrepid explorers, especially in the ' West; There are Lewis and Clark schools, motels, restaurants, pawn shops and counties. There is Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho. There is Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Ore., attended by Monica Lewinsky. There's Lewiston, Idaho, just across the Snake River from rinrksfnn Wash in thp T.Awi- Clark Valley, where the explorers visited with the Nez Perce Indians. Now, with the bicentennial of their 1803-06 expedition approaching, Lewis and Clark are hotter than Mulder and Scully. There was a best-selling book, "Undaunted Courage" by Stephen Ambrose, and a PBS television documentary by Ken Burns. "There's a tremendous burst of national interest and enthusi- THE CREST OF Lewis and Clark High School in Spokane, Wash., is flanked by the explorers, Lewis and Clark. asm for anything related to the expedition," said Donald Peterson of the Lewis & Clark Trail Heritage Foundation Inc. in Great Falls. Peterson got so many requests for information that he has just launched Lewis and Clark Services, to do tours, . speaking engagements and consulting about the explorers. Retailers are already picking up on the fact that links to Lewis and Clark are good for business. Lewis and Clark Trail Adventures in Missoula specializes in taking hikers, canoeists and bicyclists along portions of the Lewis and Clark Trail in Idaho and Montana, owner Wayne Fairchild said. "I saw it coming 10 or IS years ago," Fairchild said of the upswing in interest about the explorers. "A lot of people are jumping on the bandwagon now." . M; "eriwether Lewis and William Clark led the -Corps of Discovery, a military expedition to explore the lands acquired by President Thomas Jefferson in the' Louisiana Purchase. They traveled by boat, foot and horse up ' the Missouri River, across the Rocky Mountains and down the Columbia River to the Pacific Ocean. ' F" 6 INFORMATION CALL 7- J - SCOTT SCHIMMING follows through on a toss of his ball as a mural of explorers Meriwether Lewis, William Clark and their American Indian guide Sacagawea stands over the alley of the Lewis and Clark Lanes in Sea-Tac, Wash. . . So Lewis and Clark became heroes their names a symbol of the intrepid American spirit. And in the spirit of American free enterprise, businesses are using those names no matter how thin the connection to that long-ago venture. An Associated Press search of a national telephone database found, for instance, Lewis and Clark Unlimited in Eagles Mere, Pa. )'-:.::;' Steve Klarsch owns the buy, sell and trade business, which caters to tourists. Lewis and Clark Realty of New York City is named for the two owners, not the explorers. The St. Louis area has numerous listings for Lewis and Clark, as does the upper Midwest. State parks are named for the explorers in North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska and Iowa. The biggest tribute must be Montana's Lewis and Clark County, home to 47,000 people and the state capital of Helena. The county also sheltered Unabomber Ted Kaczynski, whose mountain shack was near Lewis and Clark Pass in the Rocky Mountains. Montana also has a Lewistown. There are Lewis and Clark elementary schools in Great Falls; Richland, Wash.; Pocatello, Idaho; Wenatchee, Wash.; and Missoula. What may be the only high school in the nation named for Lewis and Clark is in Spokane, Wash. right along Interstate 90 and just down the road from Sacajawea Junior High, named for the ' young Indian, woman who helped guide them. Lewis & Clark Caverns, near Whitehall, was never actually visited by the explorers. Neither was Lewis & Clark Surplus and . Pawn in Glasgow. After sleeping outdoors and eating nothing but deer meat for weeks, Lewis and Clark might have appreciated the Lewis and Clark RV park in North Bonneville, Wash. "I have people come to the park and say, 'Shall I make out the check to Mr. Lewis or Mr. Clark?" owner George De Grotte said. "It doesn't make a difference. I sign for both of them." The explorers might also have enjoyed a few lines of bowling at Lewis and Clark Lanes near Seattle. The bowling alley features a huge mural, across all 32 lanes, depicting the explorers. Lewiston, Idaho, and neigh- ABOVE: A PLAQUE depicting explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark adorns a rock monilith on campus at Lewis and Dark University in Portland, Ore. The chapel is seen at left. LEFT: Built in 1911, Lewis Spokane, Wash., may be the only high school in the nation named after the explorers, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. - boring Clarkston, Wash., are a hotbed of Lewis-and-Clark naming, with dozens of listings, including Lewis-Clark Memorial Gardens, Lewis-Clark Motor Co., Lewis-Clark Plumbing & Heating, and Lewis and Clark ' Anesthesia, Local business officials pre- diet more than 1 million people will troop through the Lewiston-Clarkston Valley during the bicentennial celebrations. But don't think that rising interest in Lewis and Clark, and all the places named for them, mean people really know much about the explorers. "I saw a survey once that said a lot of high school students thought it was one person: Lewis N. Clark," said historian Carlos . Schwantes of the University of Idaho. "Or one word, Lewisandclark." Help local teachers help your children! Get involved in their learning! To get homework assignments, learning activities, school announcements, or hom learning suggestions from your child's teacher, call The Montana Standard's Parent-Teacher Hotline. VA nutteTirthonedic 7i Fracture Clinic IF 782-1286 ARCO Partners In Responsible Recitmation I ;r ust Five Easy Steps: 1. Use a touch-tone phone to call the Parent-Teacher Hotline at 723-1200 2. Listen to the message. 3. Enter teacher's four-digit category number listed below. 4. Listen to classroom information. 5. Enter the next four digit category number for another teacher or press the key to quit. . " The hotline is available 24 hours and is updated by educators. For more information contact Laurie Tripp, PTHL Coordinator, 496-5594 Administration 0529 .... .Hot Lunch Menu Butte High 0196 . . ..Butte High School 1531 ........ .Marian Paull 1495 . . . . . .Matteucci, Jean 1510 ...... .McMahon, Pat 1555 ..Richardson, Maureen 1792 .. . . . . .Rowling, Dawn 1600 ... . .Thompson, Janet 1621 Wold, Carol East Middle School 0184 . . .East .Middle School ri 01 85 . , :, . .School Calendar " 01 86 .Parent Teacher Confer. 1190 .... .Science Fair. 0187 . 1 Snnrtinn Fvents i0188 ....... .Social Events J0189 ....... Club Activities fOm . .Student of the Month uiai . . .norne scnooi News 0192 .: .Hmwk OppDetention 0193 .... . .Student Council t144 . .Ammondson, Cynthia 1111 ..... .Anderson, RosiB 1147 ....... ..Bone, Allen 1162 Cockhill, R. 1171 ........ Cusick, Judy 1189 ........ Fogarty, Jim 1195 ...... . -.".Garfish, Dick 1213 . . . .Kambich, Michelle 1225 ... . .Magnuson, Lloyd 1231 Mattioli, Bill 1240 Moyle. Jim: Comp.Tech 1255 ....... Pickett, Donna 1252 . .Pesanti, Joe 2059 ........ .Ricker, June 1270 ........ '.Sayler, Patty 1273 ....Shea, Debbie 1291 . . .Youngblood, Sheila Emerson Elementary 0358 . .Emerson Elementary 0376 ........ Brooke, Ann 0394 . . .Laramie, Laura 0400 :: ..... Skinner, Linda Greeley Elementary 01 1 2 , .- .Greeley ElementaVy 0988 .. . v:. r.-. .Bugni, Chris 0997 ...... .Durkin, Mrs. P. 1000 ...... .Kelly, Michelle 1006 ....... Kissell, Mr. Pat 1021 .......... Salle, Mrs. Hillcrest Elementary 0136 . . .Hillcrest Elementary 0146 . .Home School Assoc. 0838 . . . . . .Flamand, Sherry 0457 ....... .Groff, Shirley 0460 .. .Henfich, Dave 0463 . . . ..... .Kneebone.C 0469 ....... .Koehler, Alan 2134 .i . . . luoma, Jennifer 0493 ..... .O'Brien, Barbara Kennedy Elementary 0160 . . .Kennedy Elementary 0631 ......... .Daily, Terri 21 22....... McKee, Shelley 0646 ... v .. . .Moore, Linda Longfellow 1024 .Longfellow Elementary 0445 .... .Johnson, Marcia 0424 Rogers,-J. C. 1759 ..... .Willhite, Margie Margaret Leary 0100 . .Margaret Leary Elem. 0580 ...Julie O'gara 0610 ........ KathyWeers 0571 . .Carmen Bartholemew 0574 .........Bone, Linda 0577 ....... .Browne, Rita 0592 ....... Miner, Brenda 0607 . .. . . ; . .Sullivan, Kathy Ramsay School 0295 .... . .Ramsay School 0670 ......... Flynn, Gayle 0673 .Fortune, Shelley 0658 ...... .Garvey, Rosey 0667 . ... . laslovich, Kathy West Elementary 0172 .... .West Elementary 0174 ......School Calendar 1801 1802 1803 1902 Whitehall Elementary 1804 . .Whitehall Elementary . .Activities & Sports . .Activities & Sports , .Activities & Sports . .Childrens Activities 1894 ......Lunch Program 1879 . . . .Bloomquist, Linda 1900 ..PTSA 1840 ... . .... .Davis, Angie 1843 .Griffin, Lora 1846 ....... .Hanson, Jane 1864 .....McCracken, Kerry 1891 Reum, Dan 1885 ...... .Strauss, Irene 1873 Thompson, Bonnie 1876 . . . . Jurman, Christine Whitehall High School 1829 .Whitehall High School 1825 . . . .Activities & Sports 1826 ....Activities & Sports 1827 .. . .Activities & Sports 1828 ..Sports Bus Schedule 1951 .....Breitanf eld, Todd 1981 ;...Kinzer, Ken 1966 . . . . . .McCrossin, Jim 1969 . . ... .Peterson, Charels Whitehall Middle School 1813Whitehall Middle School 1906 ....... .Brazill, Larry 1915 ."... .Breitenf eld, Todd 1930 .... . .McCrossin, Jim 1933 .v. .Monforton, Rachel

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