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    nationalgeographic.com | Jill Lepore | 11/3/20 | 15 min
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    • bill
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      1 week ago

      Wonderful! A joy to read and a ton of American history packed into this little 15-minuter.

      So much beautiful scenery! Reading this article feels like going for a beautiful hike.

      Jill Lepore is an excellent writer. I wonder why this one didn't end up in The New Yorker, where her stuff usually gets published. Regardless, it's absolutely perfect for National Geographic.