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Beaver Board - Oregon History - Ecola
Waymark Code: WMXK8
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 11/05/2006
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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This “Beaver Board” sign on Oregon History is about Ecola and is located between mileposts 27 & 28 on U.S. Hwy 101 north of Cannon Beach.

Marker Name: Ecola
Marker Text: On January 8, 1806 William Clark and perhaps fourteen of the famous expedition reached a Tillamook village of five cabins on a creek which Captain Clark named Ecola or Whale Creek. Three days earlier, two men sent out from Fort Clatsop to locate a salt making site had brought back whale blubber given them by beach Indians. Appreciating the welcome addition to the explorers’ diet, Clark set out to find the whale or buy its blubber.
Traveling a perilous trail across Tillamook Head the food hunters, including Sacajawea and a young Indian guide, descended to “a butiful sand shore”. Crossing a stream later named Elk Creek by early settlers, the food hunters found the whale’s 105-foot skeleton.
Some oil and 300 pounds of blubber were bought from the Indians at “Ecola” Creek, who were busily rendering the whale meat with hot stones in wood troughs.

Historic Topic: Pioneer

Group Responsible for placement: State of Oregon

Marker Type: Roadside

Region: Coast

County: Clatsop

State of Oregon Historical Marker "Beaver Board": [Web Link]

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