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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

Unable to cure meat in the damp climate of the Pacific Ocean, spoiled elk must be eaten. A Clatsop's offer of roots and female favors for two files is declined. By evening, several of the men are able to move into their huts.

Jo Fields finish for Capt Lewis and my Self each a wide Slab hued to write on,
men all employd in finishing their huts and moveing into them.

William Clark

Journal on a slab table at Fort Clatsop

Candle lit journal on a table at Fort Clatsop

Photo provided by Lewis and Clark National Historic Park, Fort Clatsop.

Some hard rain at different times last night, and moderately this morning without intermition

William Clark

Fort Clatsop

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

we finished covering our huts and made fires in them. Some of the men moved in them this evening

John Ordway

Fort Clatsop enlisted men's' hut

Table and fire and Fort Clatsop

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