Sarah Vowell goes home to Montana to try and understand her gunsmith dad a little better. (11 minutes)
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This American Life contributor Sarah Vowell tells the story of a mapmaker named Charles Preuss who charted the Western Territories with two of American history's legendary explorers—John Charles Fremont and Kit Carson.