What makes the Kansas City area unique in local and American history? David W. Jackson’s book by the same title provides insights with short vignettes dating to the early 1800s that highlight the area’s unique past. Hosted by the local Lewis and Clark chapter at Cascone's Restaurant, 2733 N Oak Trafficway, Kansas City, Mo. Open to the public. RSVP required. Luncheon fee received BY January 24 is your reservation. Check http://www.lewisandclarkkc.org/ for more details.