Modern journey on Lewis & Clark Trail to be presented

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DAYTON -- A modern-day journey along the Lewis & Clark Trail will be recounted by Walla Walla resident Nathan Riley at the Blue Mountain Heritage Society's annual meeting Monday.

Riley, a grandson of the Thronson family, who were early day settlers in Columbia County, traveled the Oregon Trail from Walla Walla to Iowa last spring.

On his return trip he followed the Lewis & Clark Trail, taking pictures and writing notes on his own journey.

Riley's presentation includes current-day photographs of the explorers' route, and includes his insights about the 1804-1806 journey of the Corps of Discovery.

The Blue Mountain Heritage Society's annual meeting is open to the public. It begins at 7 p.m. in the Delany Building, 111 S. 3rd St.

Along with Riley's program, there will be reports on the Smith Hollow School, the Palus Museum and other activities carried out this year by the Heritage Society.

Refreshments will be served, and 2011 officer will be elected.

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