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Near Astoria in Clatsop County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

Winter at Fort Clatsop

 
 
Winter at Fort Clatsop Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 22, 2017
1. Winter at Fort Clatsop Marker
Caption: (bottom right) Three sergeants and twenty-four men squeezed into three small enlisted men's quarters and the orderly room. Captains Lewis and Clark shared a room; as did interpreter Charbonneau, his Shoshone wife, Sacagawea, and their baby. Clark's slave, York, may have lived in the orderly room.
Inscription. Here, at the end of their westward journey, the 33 members of The Corps of Discovery spent four rainy months preparing for their return to St. Louis, Missouri. The men built huts to protect themselves and their supplies. They named it "Fort Clatsop" after the local Clatsop Indians.
Nothing remains of the original fort. This 2006 replica is based on William Clark's journal descriptions and floor plan. Historians and archaeologists are fairly confident the original fort was located with in yards of this site.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Lewis & Clark Expedition marker series.
 
Location. 46° 8.04′ N, 123° 52.762′ W. Marker is near Astoria, Oregon, in Clatsop County. Marker can be reached from Fort Clatsop Road near Business U.S. 101. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 92345 Fort Clatsop Road, Astoria OR 97103, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sacagawea (within shouting distance of this marker); Why are Those Poles in the Water? (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Traveling the Rivers (about
Fort Clatsop replica image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 22, 2017
2. Fort Clatsop replica
700 feet away); Fort Clatsop (approx. 0.7 miles away); Japanese Bombardment (approx. 3.3 miles away); Astoria Sesquicentennial (approx. 3.6 miles away); Uniontown Curfew Bell (approx. 4 miles away); Ghadar Party (approx. 4.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Astoria.
 
More about this marker. Fort Clatsop is part of Lewis and Clark National Historic Park. The replica of Fort Clatsop is a short walk from the Visitor Center.
 
Categories. ExplorationForts, Castles
 
Fort Clatsop replica image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 22, 2017
3. Fort Clatsop replica
Fort Clatsop replica image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 22, 2017
4. Fort Clatsop replica
Fort Clatsop replica image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 22, 2017
5. Fort Clatsop replica
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 1, 2018. This page originally submitted on February 1, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 48 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 1, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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