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Jun 2, 2012 - Day Trip: Fort Clatsop National Monument, OR

We are in Oregon. The forecast is partly cloudy. We head to Lewis and Clark National Historic Park. The park is not far from Hammond. A replica of Fort Clatsop is here. The Corps of Discovery remained at Fort Clatsop from December 7, 1805 to March 23, 1806. During that time, Clatsop Indians came to the fort almost daily to visit and trade. Of the 106 days the explorers spent at the fort, it rained all but 12. The men hunted elk and deer. The Indians for trade brought Root foods to the fort. Due to the rain, the men stayed indoors and...

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Jul 8, 2011 - Astoria, OR and Lewis and Clark's Fort Clatsop

After leaving Carlo and Karen’s area, we drove over the Coastal Range to the northern coastline of Oregon. Our plan is to stay at several RV parks along the coastline for nearly three weeks and explore every nook and cranny along highway 101, the Pacific Coast Scenic Highway. We settled into Circle Creek RV Park outside the town of Seaside during the afternoon; fog had set in and it was cool, reminding me of many days in my home town of Sandwich. I could hear the fog horns when we rode into town to the 1.5 mile long oceanfront promenade to...

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Dec 26, 2009 - Fort Clatsop

Today we headed back down to Oregon, to Fort Clatsop, that is. The 1805-06 winter home of Lewis & Clark’s Corp of Discovery. We spent the day walking around the small fort that housed 31 men, 1 Indian woman (Sacagawea), her infant son, Clark’s servant, York and of course, Clark’s dog, Seaman. Even the rangers said that we spent more time at the park then the average visitor as we were there for over 5 hours. After we left there we headed a bit further south to a small town of Seaside, which is where 3 of the men spent several months,...

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Jul 14, 2008 - Fort Clatsop National Monument Oregon

Well Matthew must be going through a growth spurt, cause he is sure getting some rest in. He has slept til 11 o'clock several mornings! Monday we visited Fort Clatsop, the fort where Lewis & Clark spent the winter once they reached the Pacific. They stayed here until spring and began their return trip. I love the stories of Lewis & Clark so visiting this National Mounument was a thrill I could not pass. Hearing tales and watching movies about how they found a passageway by water across the country is intriguing. They made maps, studied...

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