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Lewis and Clark’s Silas Goodrich: Expert Fisherman

Presentation by Rolland Love

For our last Big Muddy Speaker Series of the year (on Christmas Eve Eve!) we’ll be treated to a special theatrical romp by Lewis and Clark reenactor and author Rolland Love dramatizing the exploits of L&C fisherman Silas Goodrich.

Silas and Kids Fishing

Rolland Love as Private Silas Goodrich judging a kid's fishing tournament in Elk Point, SD. photo courtesy of Rolland Love.

Time and Place

Tuesday, December 23, 2014
7:00 pm

Westport CoffeeHouse Theater
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Special Theatrical Presentation by Rolland Love

Where – Westport Coffeehouse Theater – 4010 Pennsylvania Ave. Kansas City, MO

When- Tuesday, Dec. 23
6 p.m. – Social Hour
7 p.m. – Presentation

PLUS – This presentation will be streaming live on KCDV.tv!

Presentation is FREE and open to the public!

For our last Big Muddy Speaker Series of the year (on Christmas Eve Eve!) we’ll be treated to a special theatrical romp by Lewis and Clark reenactor and author Rolland Love.

Rolland will be playing the role of Private Silas Goodrich, who was the most accomplished fisherman on the Lewis and Clark expedition. Although Goodrich didn’t keep a journal of his perspective, the diaries of Captains Lewis and Clark captured a few of Goodrich’s fishing highlights, including catching catfish weighing up to 150 pounds. He also caught species never recorded before, including the cutthroat trout.

Rolland Love is a writer of several self-published novels set in the Ozarks, including “Blue Hole” and “River’s Edge” – “Blue Hole” is a free download from his website, Ozark Stories.


Westport CoffeeHouse – 4010 Pennsylvania Kansas City, Mo – www.westportcoffeehouse.com

The Westport CoffeeHouse is in the Westport entertainment area, midtown KC, south of downtown and north of the Plaza.  The main intersection is Westport Rd and Broadway.  From this intersection, go west on Westport Rd one block to Pennsylvania. Turn north (right).

OR you can get there from the intersection of Southwest Trafficway and Westport Rd.  Go east on Westport Rd to Pennsylvania. Turn north (left).

Westport Coffee House is approximately one block down on the west side of Pennsylvania.  Parking can be had either south of the coffee house in the large parking lot or just north of the coffee house alongside the building.  Enter through Green Room Burgers or Westport CoffeeHouse.

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Thanks to all of our venue hosts for making this possible! Click here for a list of upcoming presentations» The Big Muddy Speaker Series is also held monthly in Rocheport and St. Charles.

Streaming Live!

Kansas City Digital Video is now streaming these presentations LIVE! Go here to connect during the presentation.

Recordings of Presentations

Kansas City Digital Video has been recording Big Muddy Speaker Series presentations. These are available on their website at this link. Some contain synchronized powerpoint presentations. We will be posting these to the archived presentation pages on bigmuddyspeakers.org. Thanks Micheal Morgan and crew for putting this important archive online!

The Big Muddy Speaker Series is partially funded by the Columbia Ecological Services Field Office (USFWS) and the Mo. Dept. of Conservation.