Journeys of Discovery: Exploring the possibility explorer Meriwether Lewis didn’t commit suicide

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Historian Tony Turnbow (second from right) talks with journalists in front of the Grinder House on the Natchez Trace in Monument, Tennessee. Photo credit: Ryan French

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Franklin, Tennessee historian and attorney-at-law Tony Turnbow, investigates the possibility that Meriwether Lewis, of Lewis and Clark fame, didn’t commit suicide in 1809. Turnbow shares compelling circumstantial evidence that Lewis was actually murdered and robbed while traveling along the Natchez Trace in Tennessee.

Turnbow also shares fascinating insights about Aaron Burr and how he might have been involved in Lewis’s murder. Turnbow, the author of Hardened To Hickory—The Missing Chapter in Andrew Jackson’s Life also shares fascinating tales about Jackson and his connection with the Natchez Trace military route from Nashville to Natchez, Mississippi.

Underwriting support for Journeys of Discovery provided by Nashville’s Big Back Yard economic initiative focused on rural communities in the southwest quarter of Tennessee and the Shoals Region of Northern Alabama.

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