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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

The men begin raising their huts at what they would later name Fort Clatsop southwest of present Astoria, Oregon. Pryor has a dislocated shoulder, one man suffers from tumors, another has dysentery, and another has a strained knee.

From the journals...

Serjt. Pryor unwell from haveing his Sholder out of place

William Clark

we began raiseing one line of our huts.

John Ordway

Fort Clatsop

Fort Clatsop log wall

Photo taken with permission at Lewis and Clark National Historic Park, Fort Clatsop.

the party continued on cutting logs, Pickets &ca.
We raised one line of our huts this day.

Joseph Whitehouse

Fort Clatsop

Logs joining at right angles to form a cabin corner

Photo taken with permission at Lewis and Clark National Historic Park, Fort Clatsop.