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A visit to Hanford Reach National Monument in eastern Washington, across the river from the historic nuclear weapons production reactors of the Hanford Site.

When the Lewis and Clark Expedition crossed the continent in the years 1804 to 1806, they initiated a new adventure for the young American country that would knit together the coasts and Great Plains and Rocky Mountains, giving the nation a vast new identity.  Migration and settlement and displacement and wars and environmental changes on a vast scale were soon to follow.  Two centuries have now passed, and there has been a… Read More