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Mr. Jefferson and the Giant Moose

Mr. Jefferson and the Giant Moose

Mr. Jefferson and the Giant Moose

Washington, DC
Sunday, August 1, 2010

During the Revolutionary War era, a famed French naturalist declared that the plants and wildlife found in America were smaller and feebler than other species found elsewhere in the world. The notion enraged Thomas Jefferson, who spent almost ten years trying to find a giant moose to debunk the Frenchman’s claim. The following program, presented by New York’s Fraunces Tavern

Updated: Friday, November 26, 2010 at 8:57pm (ET)

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