“On the Road” Scroll on Display at the Denver Public Library

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Jack Kerouac typed his most famous work, On the Road, on one long scroll. He did it so he wouldn't lose steam by changing paper. That epic manuscript, purchased at auction in 2001 by Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay, is on display at the Denver Public Library through March. Indiana University conservator Jim Canary is accompanying the scroll on a trip around the world. He speaks with Ryan Warner.