Category Archives: Past Writings

A Field Guide to Peterson

Roger Tory Peterson was born on August 28, 1908, and died July 28, 1996, just before his 88th birthday. This is an article I wrote about him for New England Monthly in June 1987. In the last thirty years, some … Continue reading

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Tombstones

This slightly revised article was originally published in the New York Times Travel Section on July 4, 1999.  Meriwether Lewis is buried on the Natchez Trace, right where he died in 1809. The spot, in the deep green, still rural … Continue reading

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