Journal of A New Nation's Journey West
 
August 10 - 27, 2005

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At Dayton, WA they have re-created the May 2, 1806 campsite with steel silhouettes. Men and horses in many positions and and attitudes. Tents, fires, barrels, bundles, feed piles, etc., historically accurate by the journals. ok

A Lucky Strike Extra. L&C really are part of the even larger story of Westward Expansion, so we take advantage of opportunities to learn about those stories and their relationship to L&C.

A wonderful collection of Indian basketry at Maryhill Museum across from Biggs, OR and a talk about the materials and artistry by Linda

 

 

Our instructor, Tom Laidlaw, presented a characterization of Peter Skene Ogden, a famous fur trader and trapper in the Northwest for the Hudson's Bay Company. Ogden is noted for his 6 years making a fur desert out of the Snake River Country. Yes, Ogden, UT is named for him because he worked that area. After a talk about his life and times he revealed the secret kept for many days by one of our Elderhostelers, Pat Normand. Pat is the great, great, great granddaughter of the real Peter Skene Ogden. What has Ogden got to do with Lewis and Clark? His wife, and Pat's ggggrandmother was the step-daughter of Francois Rivet, one of the French boatmen on the expedition. Rivet was the one who "danced on his head" This location is the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center in The Dalles, OR.

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