Wednesday, September 1, 2010

How did I miss this historical fact?

Andrew Breitebart's Big Government pointed out yesterday that
Today*, in 1803, Lewis and Clark set off from Pittsburgh for their western expedition.

lewis-and-clark-painting
That painting is inspirational, but the living history costume Nazi in me hates it, because, among other things, cocked hats ("tri-corns", as they were never known while they were la mode) were sooo Eighteenth Century by the time President Jefferson was considering sending his military aide off to Seattle for a half-caf latte...

*August 31st

2 comments:

Nancy R. said...

Preach it! *VBG*

D.W. Drang said...

So long as we don't start counting stitches... ;-)