Fort Clatsop
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
N 46° 08.572 W 123° 52.459
10T E 432474 N 5110292
Beaver Board - Oregon History - Fort Clatsop
Waymark Code: WMXKA
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 11/05/2006
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member silverquill
Views: 28

This “Beaver Board” sign on Oregon History is about Fort Clatsop and is located at junction of Fort Clatsop Road and Hwy 101 Bus.

Marker Name: Fort Clatsop
Marker Text: Fort Clatsop, built by Lewis and Clark in December, 1805 for use as winter quarters, was situated eight-tenths of a mile south of this point. The site was chosen because of the game in the surrounding country and because it was convenient to the coast where salt could be made for the journey of the exploration party back to the Missouri. Elk were found in abundance and salt was made at what is now Seaside. The local Indians were friendly but it was disappointing that no trading vessels entered the river during the stay. After enduring a wet and stormy winter the party left the fort on March 23, 1806 and took up its “homeward bound journey.”

Historic Topic: Pioneer

Group Responsible for placement: State of Oregon

Marker Type: Roadside

Region: Coast

County: Clatsop

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