Re: Public vs. Private Arctic Exploration

From: Spike Jones (
Date: Sat Jun 10 2000 - 10:00:11 MDT wrote:

> Of course, the Lewis and Clark expedition was certainly the only one where
> the president of the United States personally trained the expedition leader
> in a number of scientific disciplines (astronomy, navigation, botany,
> ethnography) in the White House library and in the Rose Garden, chose the
> other scientific advisors for the project from among his own personal friends
> who were the leading scientists of the day and personally designed and
> selected much of the mission's equipment!

They dont make presidents like that anymore. {8-[ spike

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