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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

All night, the rains pour into the uncovered Fort Clatsop cabins. During the day, winds topple many trees. Despite the storm, the men continue to hunt, haul elk meat, and build quarters. By the end of the day, the meat house is covered.

From the journals...

whorl winds, with gust of rain Hail & Thunder, this kind of weather lasted all day, Certainly one of the worst days that ever was!

William Clark

Netul Landing at Fort Clatsop

A flooded coastal river on a very dark and rainy day

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

we had a house Covered with Punchen & our meat hung up.

William Clark

Fort Clatsop meathouse

Meat drying over a smokey fire

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