Posted by: ramblinmanjimj | June 9, 2009

We visit Fort Clatsop and Fort Stevens

Yesterday Mary and I visited Fort Clatsop where Lewis and Clack wintered from December 7, 1805 to March 23, 1806.

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Lewis and Clark wintered here 1805-1806
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Mary in a replica of a Lewis and Clark longboat.

For more information about this National Historical Park, click this link:
http://www.nps.gov/lewi/

We also visited Fort Stevens on the southern shore at the mouth of the Columbia River. The fort served from 1862 to 1946. On June 21, 1942 it was fired upon by a Japanese submarine, thus becoming the only shots fired on the United States since the War of 1812. The nine shots received did no damage.

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Evil-eye Jim does time in the Fort Stevens Brig.

For more information about Fort Stevens, click this link:
http://www.visitftstevens.com/history.htm

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2009
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http://www.panamaorbust.com

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