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April 6, 2010
Lewis and Clark, continental explorers, were big news during their extended 2003-2006 bicentennial (we stumbled across tributes to them in dozens of city parks and museums). It got so crazy, we thought, that North Dakota even erected a twice-life-size statue of “Seaman,” their dog.
Lewis and Clark have since faded from public view — they’ll be back next century — but their dog has had more of a lasting impact.
Four statues in Missouri? We didn’t even know that there was one… (and we’re supposed to know such things).
A rival legislator recommended that Missouri select Old Drum as Missouri’s official historical dog. That’s a better choice than Seaman, but Old Drum only became historical after he was dead. Why not ennoble a dog that actually made history? We would recommend Jim The Wonder Dog, who was not only historical but was trans-historical as well, since he could predict the future.
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