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Lewis & Clark's Columbia River - "200 Years Later"
"Lewis & Clark Bicentennial"
Includes ... Lewis & Clark Bicentennial ... "Signature Events" ... "Destination: The Pacific" ... Chinook County Park ... "Discovery Expedition of St. Charles" ... Fort Clatsop ... "Welcome to Winter 1805" ... Long Beach ... "Corps of Discovery II" ... "Captain Lewis' Company" ...
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Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Banner. Image taken July 3, 2005.


The Bicentennial ...
In 1905 the city of Portland, Oregon celebrated the 100-year anniversary of Lewis and Clark by hosting the "Lewis and Clark Exposition", a "world's fair" of its era. For the 200th anniversary events began back east in 2004 and continued along the Lewis and Clark trail until reaching the Pacific Ocean in November 2005. The nation-wide celebration will end in 2006 when the "Corps" arrives back home.

"Destination: The Pacific" ...
Throughout the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial a group of organizations are hosting "National Heritage Signature Events" to commemorate Lewis and Clark. Oregon and Washington hosted one of these events: "Destination: The Pacific". Signature Event activities took place from the Long Beach Peninsula in Washington to Cannon Beach in Oregon.

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Bicentennial sign, Visitor Center, Fort Clatsop, Lewis and Clark National Park. Image taken November 15, 2005.
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Bicentennial welcome sign, Visitor Center, Fort Clatsop, Lewis and Clark National Park. Image taken November 15, 2005.


Chinook County Park, November 15, 2005 ...

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Discovery Expedition of St. Charles. Chinook County Park Bicentennial Celebration. The reenactors from St. Louis board their dugout canoes after visiting Chinook County Park. Chinook Point is in the background. Image taken November 15, 2005.


Discovery Expedition of St. Charles ...
The Discovery Expedition of St. Charles reenactors have been traveling the Lewis and Clark Trail since the kick-off event in Monticello in January 2003. On November 15, 2005, the group made a stop at Chinook County Park, Chinook, Washington, to commemorate Lewis and Clark reaching the Pacific Ocean.

From the Daily Astorian online edtion (September 16, 2005):

"... The St. Charles group, whose members come from 38 states and range in age from 17 to 70-plus, launched their expedition on the bicentennial of the Corps of Discovery’s departure from Pennsylvania. The group originally planned to travel only as far as Great Falls, Mont., but after arriving, they decided to proceed and complete the entire route to the Pacific. The group has more than 230 members, about 33 of whom completed the trek, with help from on-shore support from wives and others. ...     The group tried to keep to the same schedule as Lewis and Clark, stopping at or near their historic campsites on the same date. Despite the changes to the Columbia’s riverbank from dams and development, the group was able to stay at 17 of the 27 Lewis and Clark encampments in Oregon and Washington ...   :  The group took part in Bicentennial events along the route, and Clark said the reception the members received at communities large and small and the chance they had to interact with citizens was one of the most gratifying parts of the journey. ...     The group was accompanied from Lewiston to Chinook by U.S. Army Special Forces soldiers from the Washington National Guard, who voyaged with the group in Zodiac motorboats and helped reconnoiter the route and provide medical assistance and security en route. ..."

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Discovery Expedition of St. Charles. Chinook County Park Bicentennial Celebration. Image taken November 15, 2005.
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Discovery Expedition of St. Charles. Chinook County Park Bicentennial Celebration. Image taken November 15, 2005.
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Discovery Expedition of St. Charles. Chinook County Park Bicentennial Celebration. Image taken November 15, 2005.
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Planting Flag, Discovery Expedition of St. Charles. Chinook County Park Bicentennial Celebration. Image taken November 15, 2005.
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Flag, Discovery Expedition of St. Charles. Chinook County Park Bicentennial Celebration. Image taken November 15, 2005.
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Camp, Discovery Expedition of St. Charles. Chinook County Park Bicentennial Celebration. Image taken November 15, 2005.


Washington State National Guard Special Forces Unit ...
The St. Charles Lewis and Clark Reenactors were accompanied by the U.S. Army Special Forces soldiers from the Washington National Guard. The Special Forces men used Zodiac motorboats, and they helped along the route, navigation past the locks and dams, and provided any needed medical assistance and security along the way. They also captured loose dugout canoes.

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Discovery Expedition of St. Charles. Chinook County Park Bicentennial Celebration. Image taken November 15, 2005.


Chinook County Park Bicentennial Celebration ...

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Chinook County Park Bicentennial Celebration. Image taken November 15, 2005.
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Chinook County Park Bicentennial Celebration. Image taken November 15, 2005.
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Chinook County Park Bicentennial Celebration. Image taken November 15, 2005.
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Music, Chinook County Park Bicentennial Celebration. Image taken November 15, 2005.
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Lewis and Clark, Chinook County Park Bicentennial Celebration. Image taken November 15, 2005.


Fort Clatsop, November 15, 2005 ...

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"Welcome to Winter 1805", Fort Clatsop. Image taken November 15, 2005.


"Welcome to Winter 1805" ...
"Welcome to Winter 1805", a "Living History" event at Fort Clatsop, Lewis and Clark National Historical Park.

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"Welcome to Winter 1805", Fort Clatsop. Image taken November 15, 2005.
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Shelter, "Welcome to Winter 1805", Fort Clatsop. Image taken November 15, 2005.
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"Welcome to Winter 1805", Fort Clatsop. Image taken November 15, 2005.
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Private Whitehouse, "Welcome to Winter 1805", Fort Clatsop. Image taken November 15, 2005.
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Private Shannon preparing hide, "Welcome to Winter 1805", Fort Clatsop. Image taken November 15, 2005.
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Buffalo hide tepee, "Welcome to Winter 1805", Fort Clatsop. Supper is being cooked inside. Image taken November 15, 2005.
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Seaman with the men, "Welcome to Winter 1805", Fort Clatsop. A buffalo hide tepee is in the background. Image taken November 15, 2005.


Long Beach, Washington, November 9, 2005 ...

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Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Corps of Discovery II. Image taken at Long Beach, Washington. Image taken November 9, 2005.


Lewis & Clark Bicentennial Corps of Discovery II ...
Sponsored by: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service, U.S. Forest Service, Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Department of Education, Department of Energy, Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Geological Survey, Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, U.S. Coast Guard, Department of the Treasury, U.S. Mint, Environmental Protection Agency, Institute of Museum and Library Services, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Smithsonian Institution.

"Captain Lewis' Company" ...
"Captain Lewis' Company" is one of the official encampment groups of living history enterpreters providing education and entertainment at Bicentennial Signature events through 2006. On the Lewis and Clark expedition, Captain Lewis's men were soldiers in the U.S. Army and subject to all the rules and regulations of the time. Today at each "Signature Events", the "Captain Lewis' Company" reenactors set up camp with a common tent and three shelter tents along with the many impliments which would have been taken by the expedition. When in camp, the Company posts front and rear guards, perform daily tasks around the camp such as cleaning guns and making clothing repairs, and they finish off each day with a “whiskey” ration (water). The reenactors are members of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Frontier Army Living History Association.

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"Captain Lewis' Company". Image taken at Long Beach, Washington. Image taken November 9, 2005.
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"Captain Lewis' Company". Image taken at Long Beach, Washington. Image taken November 9, 2005.


Long Beach, Washington ...

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Exhibit Entrance. Image taken at Long Beach, Washington. Image taken November 9, 2005.
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Exhibit Tents. Image taken at Long Beach, Washington. Image taken November 9, 2005.
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Exhibit Tent Painting. Image taken at Long Beach, Washington. Image taken November 9, 2005.
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Exhibit Tent Painting. Image taken at Long Beach, Washington. Image taken November 9, 2005.
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Exhibit Tent Painting. Image taken at Long Beach, Washington. Image taken November 9, 2005.
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Entering the Exhibit. Image taken at Long Beach, Washington. Image taken November 9, 2005.
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Tent of Many Voices. Image taken at Long Beach, Washington. Image taken November 9, 2005.
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Living History Presentations. Image taken at Long Beach, Washington. Image taken November 9, 2005.
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Captain Lewis. Image taken at Long Beach, Washington. Image taken November 9, 2005.
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Corps of Discovery II. Image taken at Long Beach, Washington. Image taken November 9, 2005.
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Campfire. Image taken at Long Beach, Washington. Image taken November 9, 2005.
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Campfire. Image taken at Long Beach, Washington. Image taken November 9, 2005.
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Campfire. Image taken at Long Beach, Washington. Image taken November 9, 2005.
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Camp. Image taken at Long Beach, Washington. Image taken November 9, 2005.
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Corps Member, Pierre Cruzatte. Image taken at Long Beach, Washington. Image taken November 9, 2005.
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Corps Members. Image taken at Long Beach, Washington. Image taken November 9, 2005.
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Corps Member. Image taken at Long Beach, Washington. Image taken November 9, 2005.
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School Field Trip. Image taken at Long Beach, Washington. Image taken November 9, 2005.
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Indian Canoe replica. Image taken at Long Beach, Washington. Image taken November 9, 2005.
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Dugout Canoe replica. Image taken at Long Beach, Washington. Image taken November 9, 2005.


From the Journals of Lewis and Clark ...

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*River Miles [RM] are approximate, in statute miles, and were determined from USGS topo maps, obtained from NOAA nautical charts, or obtained from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website, 2003

Sources:    Lewis & Clark Bicentennial in Oregon website, 2005;    The Daily Astorian website, November 16, 2005;    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website, 2005;   

All Lewis and Clark quotations from Gary Moulton editions of the Lewis and Clark Journals, University of Nebraska Press, all attempts have been made to type the quotations exactly as in the Moulton editions, however typing errors introduced by this web author cannot be ruled out; location interpretation from variety of sources, including this website author.
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