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Fort Clatsop - a small Piece of History near modern day Astoria
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Fort ClatsopAs the the oldest American settlement west of the Rockies Astoria offers a rich history for you to explore. Astoria is situated on the Oregon Coast near the mouth of the Columbia River and was named after the American investor (and first millionaire) John Jacob Astor. His fur trading company founded Fort Astoria at the site in 1810. Astoria was incorporated in 1876.

The Lewis and Clark Expedition spent the winter of 1805-1806 at Fort Clatsop, a small log structure south and west of modern day Astoria. The expedition had hoped a ship would come by to take them back east, but instead endured a torturous winter of rain and cold, then returned east the way they came. Today the fort has been recreated and is now a national monument.

Read an Indiana Gazette article by Bob Fulton about his visit to Fort Clasop : FORT CLATSOP: Space limited at Lewis and Clark’s quarters

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