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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

The men have difficulty splitting logs to cover their Fort Clatsop huts. The canvas covers have rotted such that the men, Sacagawea, and her baby have difficulty finding a dry spot to sleep. Work continues to complete the cabins.

From the journals...

all the men at work about the houses, Some Chiking, Dobbing, Cutting out dores &C&c
Cause a Small fire & Smoke to be made under the meat which is hung up in Small peaces:

William Clark

Fort Clatsop doors

Looking out one door to another door and two windows

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

We were all employed in building Chimneys in our huts, & splitting out planks to cover our huts with.

Joseph Whitehouse

Fort Clatsop chimney

Chimney made of split 'rail' timbers

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

Cause a Small fire & Smoke to be made under the meat which is hung up in Small peaces

William Clark

Fort Clatsop meathouse

Replica of smoke dried meat hanging from the ceiling of a log cabin room

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