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Rediscovering the Carolinas on the Route of John Lawson’s 1700 Expedition

November 3, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

In 1700, a young man named John Lawson undertook a two-month journey through the still-mysterious Carolina backcountry. His travels yielded one of the most significant early American travel narratives, rich with observations about the region’s environment and Indigenous people.  In 2014, Scott Huler decided to make his own journey by foot and canoe, faithfully retracing Lawson’s route through the Carolinas. His book is the chronicle of that unlikely voyage.

Huler will read from the book and discuss his journey at the event.  Copies of the book will be for sale and Huler will be available for signing.

Who:  Scott Huler is the author of seven books of nonfiction including A Delicious Country. He has written for such newspapers as the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and the Los Angeles Times and such magazines as Backpacker, Fortune, and ESPN. His award-winning radio work has been heard on “All Things Considered” and “Day to Day” on National Public Radio and on “Marketplace” and “Splendid Table” on American Public Media. He has been a staff writer for the Philadelphia Daily News and the Raleigh News & Observer and a staff reporter and producer for Nashville Public Radio. He was the founding and managing editor of the Nashville City Paper. He has taught at such colleges as Berry College and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His books have been translated into five languages.

When: Sunday, November 3, 2019 at 3 PM – 4:30 PM

Where: Eagle Lodge #19 AF & AM – 142 W King St, Hillsborough, North Carolina 27278

Additional Information: This event is co-sponsored by The Alliance for Historic Hillsborough and Eagle Lodge #19

Discover more about the Lawson Trek at http://www.lawsontrek.com.