Journal of A New Nation's Journey West
 
May 5 - 21, 2004

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May 19 - Clarkston, WA to The Dalles, OR - Today we traveled through the dry, treeless hills of eastern Washington, stopping at  the L&C campsite of May 3, 2006, marked by this sign. At Maryhill we had lunch and a great tour of their Native American collection, including this Makah whaler's hat ok
While the focus of our trip is Lewis and Clark, we realize that they are really part of a bigger story. They led the way, and in the 1840s and 50s, some 400,000 souls fulfilled their dream by walking across the country on the Oregon Trail. We walked on a part of the trail at Biggs, Oregon.
Later we stopped at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center in The Dalles, OR, where we preiewed their exhibit CARGO, which shows the huge amount of "stuff" Lewis and Clark carried with them across the country. This interpretive center does a great job of telling about the natural world of the gorge, as well as the impact of man, from the Indians to the modern dams.

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