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Going West to Research Historical Fiction

Longtime Westlake resident Todd Crickmer will discuss his month-long journey researching his new book, Scout of the Oregon Trail. Crickmer traveled from St. Louis and Independence, Missouri, through Kansas, Nebraska, Wyoming, Idaho, and finally on to Oregon with his wife Sherry and their two dogs, Olive and Pepper, retracing the 2,000-mile path their ancestors took along the Oregon Trail.  If you have ever considered historical writing, or if you’re just interested in learning more about the heroic effort to settle the American West, don’t miss Todd’s presentation.