Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Suicide or Murder?

Meriwhether Lewis met his death in this house along the Natchez Trace on October 11, 1809 at Hohenwald, Tennessee. His death occurred late at night. The circumstances of his death remain a mystery -- was it suicide or was he murdered?

I snapped this photo just after sunset today -- two hundred years and just over two months after his death. To mark the 200th anniversary of his death this past October -- dozens of people gathered at the site for the first public memorial service.

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