I have put in a request for Last Great Walk (at the University library, because the Champaign library won’t let me put in a request for a book because Savoy is a member of a different library system and the Urbana library doesn’t have a copy).

THE LAST GREAT WALK” is the tale of two adventures. One turned out just fine, the other, well… nobody is sure yet.

The first tale is about an actual walk by an actual man named Edward Payson Weston. He left New York City on foot in March 1909, with a plan to walk to San Francisco in one hundred days . . . .

The second tale is about what’s happened to the rest of us since Weston’s walk. Because 1909 was the year America stopped walking. . . . After five million years of walking upright, we decided to get around by other means.

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