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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

Little goes well at Fort Clatsop today. It rains all night and day, the logs will not split into roof puncheons, they run out of kinnickinick—a tobacco substitute, and an Indian steals a spoon.

We are still employed in finishing our huts & picketting in the fort &ca

Joseph Whitehouse

Fort Clatsop

Wall of vertical logs with sharp points

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

our Sackey Commy out Send 2 men to gather Some at the ocian.
one of the indians was detected Stealing a horn Spoon, and leave the Camp.

William Clark

Bearberry, Arctostaphylos uva-ursi, leaves

Common Bearberry: deleicate white blossoms with pink tips

rained as useal all the last night, and contd. moderately all day to day without any intermition

William Clark

Netul Landing (Fort Clatsop)

Coastal river at flood tide during a December rain storm

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

one of the indians was detected Stealing a horn Spoon, and leave the Camp.

William Clark

Elk horn spoons

Historic photo of spoons made from elk horns

Photo by Edward S. Curtis circa 1923.