After driving 13,000 miles 1978 *BlueHighways (Jan 1983) *WilliamLeastHeatMoon@ColumbiaMO took 4 years to write, 8 rewrites, compressed from 800 pages to 411 pages. On *NewYorkTimes besteller list for a year after slow start.
@GallipolisCityPark 1876 bandstand in town square @GallipolisOH "I crossed the Ohio River into old Gallipolis, a town of a dozen pronunciations, a gazebo-on-the-square town settled by eighteen-century Frenchmen." *BlueHighways*WilliamLeastHeatMoon
@NewHarmonyIND (1814) had 1st US public library & drama club under *GeorgeRapp*Rappites*Harmonites*BlueHighways*WilliamLeastHeatMoon 1978 completed journey around US, reached @ColumbiaMO by nightfall, crossing Wabash River.
@NewHarmonyIND*Rappites aka *Harmonites 1820 @NewHarmonyLabyrinth symbolic of difficult path to harmony *Hopi*BlueHighways*WilliamLeastHeatMoon 1978. "knowing the way made traveling it perfectly meaningless"