IDEA OF NATURE
Libby Reuter and Joshua Rowan
Lewis and Clark Departure Memorial, Hartford, Illinois
ABOUT THIS WATERSHED
When Lewis and Clark’s historic Journey of Discovery departed from this site in 1804, they probably didn’t have as romantic a view of nature as is suggested by this found-glass sculpture consisting of a 20-inch green-glass plate, clear bowls, and blown-glass swan. Lewis and Clark may have feared wild animals, treacherous weather, and hostile natives, but they were not concerned about their canoe paddles hitting a plastic water bottle, like the one seen floating here in present-day Hartford, Illinois.
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