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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

The sun makes a brief appearance at Fort Clatsop and the day brings only three showers of rain. With the wall and gates complete, the Captains set a policy to remove all Indians from the fort at sunset. Drouillard brings in fresh elk.

From the journals...

at Sun Set we let The Indians know that, our Custom will be to Shut the gates at Sun Set,
our fortification is Completed this evening—

William Clark

Fort Clatsop

Replica of Fort Clatsop: two long log cabin building separated with a gate

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

this morning fair and the Sun Shown for a Short time

William Clark

Netul Landing

Sunrise and blue sky over a coastal marsh

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

we finished puting up our pickets and gates of the fort.

John Ordway

Fort Clatsop main gate

Replica of Fort Clatsop: two long log cabin buildings joined by a gate

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