STEUBENVILLE – The author of a new book tracing the 2003 recreation of the Lewis & Clark expedition will be speaking at Historic Fort Steuben in Steubenville on Sunday, May 8.  Ed Scholl, retired Army Colonel who resides just outside of center city Philadelphia, will be signing his book, Lewis & Clark in the 21st Century, and presenting photos and stories of his experiences as part of the Discovery Expedition of Saint Charles, Missouri.

“Since I am retired, every day is a vacation day for me,” explained Scholl.

“Therefore I could devote three years of my life to this once in a lifetime opportunity to participate in a three-year living history event.”

In 2003, Scholl and the other reenactors stopped at Historic Fort Steuben as part of the “Eastern Legacy,” on their way to St. Louis. Scholl describes the Steubenville stop as memorable for “having a floor under us and a roof over our heads after a week of rain.”

His book chronicles their journey, just as Lewis and Clark had kept journals of their original expedition, though the challenges they faced in 2003-2006 were quite different from those of 1803-1806. Scholl will be giving his presentation at the Fort Steuben Visitor Center at 120 S. 3rd Street at 2 p.m. For more information, call 740-283-1787.