The Ear can’t resist a history nugget. Did you ever stop to think what kind of GAMES the LEWIS AND CLARK EXPEDITION might have played in their spare time? One game they enjoyed was QUOITS, which is similar to playing horseshoes, but the quoits are rings, and a lot harder to toss accurately onto a spike in the ground. The game of PRISONER’S BASE (pictured) was also a popular one in the corps, although the Ear suspects it may have been too soggy to play it while they were in this area. The Ear came across this trivia tidbit in a nifty blog all about Lewis and Clark, the Corps of Discovery and their era in general, “Frances Hunter’s American Heroes Blog” (http://franceshunter.wordpress.com). Enjoy!

 — Elleda Wilson 

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