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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

At Fort Clatsop southwest of present Astoria, Oregon, spirits revive when the morning is fair. By afternoon, the rain and hail returns. Cedar planks from an abandoned Indian village are brought to the fort to use as roofing.

From the journals...

This was a fine clear cool morning, and we expected to have some fair pleasant weather, but at noon it became cloudy again and began to rain.

Patrick Gass

Fort Clatsop and Lewis and Clark River

River and blue sky behind forest with thin trees

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

I despatched Sjt. Pryer with 8 men in 2 Canoes across the bay for the boads of an Indian house
2 Indians Cam and Stayed a Short time to day

William Clark

Clatsop Nation plank house

Old boards on a Clatsop plank house

Photo taken at the Old Fort Stevens Historic Area in Fort Stevens State Park.
Photo ©2009 Michael L. Wilson, The Perfected Image.