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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

Several men cut, move, and erect pickets to wall in Fort Clatsop. Others are out hunting. York is sick with a cold and sore back caused by lifting heavy logs. The salt makers haul their gear to the beach several miles to the west.

Derected...Jos. Fields, Bratten, Gibson to proceed to the Ocean at Some Conveninet place form a Camp and Commence makeing Salt
my man Y. verry unwell from a violent Coald and Strain by Carrying meet from the woods and lifting heavy logs

William Clark

Sunset beach

Sun breaking between storm clouds on a sandy beach

rained as usial, a great part of the last night, and this morning rained and the wind blew hard from the S. E.

William Clark

Fort Clatsop

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

all the other men to be employed about putting up picketes & makeing the gates of the fort.

William Clark

Fort Clatsop pickets

Picket wall made from logs

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

Three of our hunters were sent across the River to hunt. In the Evening two hunters that were out returned with One deer which they had killed—

Joseph Whitehouse

Lewis and Clark (Netul) River

Coastal river on a cloudy day

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