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Lewis and Clark sculpture scene.

Time Paradox Lewis and Clark Scene

Field review by the editors.

Paducah, Kentucky

Unveiled in 2006, "On the Trail of Discovery" features five bronze figures: Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, a generic Indian man and girl, and Clark's big explorer dog Seaman. It was funded by the founders of the Quilting Museum, on whose lawn the statues stand.

A plaque that accompanies the statues notes that Lewis paid four times as much his dog as Clark paid for the land that is now Paducah. It also states that sculptor George Lundeen used "artistic license" when he gave the 19th century Indian statue 21st century Sacajawea dollar coins as earrings. Lundeen also seems to have teleported a 21st century white girl into the buckskins of a 19th century Indian girl, who is holding Lewis and Clark's 1803 American flag. The effect is discombobulating (were Lewis and Clark time explorers?) but makes "On the Trail of Discovery" more entertaining to visit.

Lewis and Clark sculpture scene.

Time Paradox Lewis and Clark Scene

National Quilt Museum

215 Jefferson St., Paducah, KY
On the lawn of the National Quilt Museum. Northwest corner of Jefferson and N. 2nd Sts.
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