This book tells the story of the creation of the Lewis and Clark Monument in Kansas City Missouri. How Kansas City banker, Jonathan Kemper conceived the idea of a monument to Lewis and Clark for Kansas City and how Eugene Daub, sculptor, was selected to create the Corps of Discovery monument in bronze, the largest and most historically accurate monument to commemorate Thomas Jefferson's expedition that transformed the face of America.
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The book should have appeal not only to Lewis and Clark fans but also to Blacks of all nationalities, and Native Americans.
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The Market for the Book: In addition to Lewis and Clark specialists and the general reader, who is interested in American history, the American West, and public monuments, the book would have particular appeal for the enormous population of Lewis and Clark buffs and collectors throughout the country and abroad. International interest in the American West is considerable, especially in Germany, where the books of the German writer Karl May (1842-1912) fed generations of his countrymen the Buffalo Bill fantasies that sold 100 million copies of May's books there.
The Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation in Great Falls, Montana, has a membership of approximately 1,100, who subscribe to the organization's periodical, We Proceeded On, which has extensive links to Lewis and Clark groups, libraries, museums, historical societies, and to Lewis and Clark buffs and collectors throughout the country and abroad.