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"'down the trodden path', St. Helens, Oregon"
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Tiles, "down the trodden path", St. Helens, Oregon. Image taken October 31, 2006.


"down the trodden path" ...
The area around St. Helens, Oregon, was seen and noted by Lewis and Clark on November 5, 1805, as they made their way to the Pacific, spending the night downstream of St. Helens, near Prescott Beach. A town prospered at the "low rockey clifts" noted by Captain Clark, and in 1850 the developing port took the name "St. Helens".
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At the front of the courthouse in St. Helens is a small park with a granite squares pathway winding through it. This walkway depicts the journey of Lewis and Clark. The black granite tiles trace Lewis and Clark's journey to the Pacific in 1805, and the green granite tiles (facing the other direction) depict the journey home in 1806. Plants and animals discovered along the journey are included, as well as everyday objects the men used. A copy of the Jefferson Peace Medal is one of the objects embedded in a tile.


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Sign, "down the trodden path", St. Helens, Oregon. Image taken October 31, 2006.
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Copy, Jefferson Peace Medal, "down the trodden path", St. Helens, Oregon. Image taken February 17, 2007.


Views along the path ...

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"down the trodden path", St. Helens, Oregon. Portion of the granite tiled pathway depicting the journey of Lewis and Clark. Image taken October 31, 2006.
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Black and green granite tiles, "down the trodden path", St. Helens, Oregon. Portion of the granite tiled pathway depicting the journey of Lewis and Clark. The black tiles are the journey to the Pacific in 1805, and the green tiles are on the return home in 1806. Image taken October 31, 2006.
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Captain Clark's signature, "down the trodden path", St. Helens, Oregon. Image taken October 31, 2006.
"... I marked my name the Day of the month & year on a Alder tree, the party all cut the first letters of their names on different trees in the bottom."
[Clark, November 23, 1805]
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California Condor, "down the trodden path", St. Helens, Oregon. Image taken October 31, 2006.
"... Buzzard [California Condor] Capt. Lewis Shot at one, ... larger than any other of their Spece or the largest Eagle white under part of their wings."
[Clark, October 30, 1805]
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Salt, "down the trodden path", St. Helens, Oregon. Image taken February 17, 2007.
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Chinook, Washington, "down the trodden path", St. Helens, Oregon. Image taken February 17, 2007.
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Straggly Gooseberry, "down the trodden path", St. Helens, Oregon. Image taken October 31, 2006.
"the bottom lands are covered with ... sevenbark, gooseburry, green bryer & the larged leaf thorn."
[Clark, March 30, 1806]
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Straggly Gooseberry, "down the trodden path", St. Helens, Oregon. Image taken October 31, 2006.
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Big Leaf Maple, "down the trodden path", St. Helens, Oregon. Image taken October 31, 2006.
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Discovering Mount Jefferson, "down the trodden path", St. Helens, Oregon. Image taken October 31, 2006.
"We made 22 Miles only to day the wind and a Strong current being against us all day, ... discovered a high mountain S E. Covered with Snow which we call Mt. Jefferson."
[Clark, March 30, 1806]
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Every day articles, "down the trodden path", St. Helens, Oregon. Image taken October 31, 2006.
"Cool the latter part of the last night this morning Clear and butifull; I had our articles of every discription examined and put out to Dry."
[Clark, November 16, 1805]
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Pipes, "down the trodden path", St. Helens, Oregon. Image taken October 31, 2006.
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Pipes, "down the trodden path", St. Helens, Oregon. Image taken February 17, 2007.
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Trinkets, "down the trodden path", St. Helens, Oregon. Image taken February 17, 2007.
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Scissors, "down the trodden path", St. Helens, Oregon. Image taken February 17, 2007.
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Maple Leaf, "down the trodden path", St. Helens, Oregon. Image taken February 17, 2007.
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Antler, "down the trodden path", St. Helens, Oregon. Image taken February 17, 2007.
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Fish hook, "down the trodden path", St. Helens, Oregon. Image taken February 17, 2007.
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Fish, "down the trodden path", St. Helens, Oregon. Image taken February 17, 2007.
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Jefferson Peace Medal, "down the trodden path", St. Helens, Oregon. Image taken February 17, 2007.
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Kennewick, "down the trodden path", St. Helens, Oregon. Image taken February 17, 2007.
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Government Island, "down the trodden path", St. Helens, Oregon. Image taken February 17, 2007.
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Fort Clatsop, "down the trodden path", St. Helens, Oregon. Image taken February 17, 2007.


From the Journals of Lewis and Clark ...

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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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