A Sense of Where We Are: Today’s Map


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Outside South Wallingford, Vermont— For those following at home, here’s a quick look at where the route has taken us so far. I’m driving through Vermont today, where I’ll be considering such weighty questions as, “what is Ethan Allen’s legacy in the 21st century?” and “Did people really think maple syrup could bring an end to the slave trade?”

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  • Tim Murphy

    Tim Murphy is a senior reporter at Mother Jones. Reach him at tmurphy@motherjones.com.