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October 04, 2005

Fort Clatsop Destroyed by Fire

This is really sad...Fort Clatsop, a replica of the fort the Lewis & Clark expedition stayed in 200 years ago, was destroyed by fire last night. Cause is unknown, although evidently there is a "vehicle of interest." This article mentions a group of people who went on an 18-day tour following the Lewis & Clark trail, who arrived at the fort today. "We were looking forward to see it, today was the day. We can't get over it."

I visited Fort Clatsop with two of my sons over labor day weekend. It was very cool, and I'm glad I got to see it. Although it sounds like it will be rebuilt. L&C build the original in about 15 days with no electricity, so there's hope it can be done soon (the one that burned was not a 200-year-old original one, but a replica built 50 years ago).

Posted by AdamBa at October 4, 2005 04:22 PM

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We were in the area in August and got to see the Replica. It is a shame that this building was set on fire. I have never see what was the the cause, but do hope that it will be rebuilt for more people to enjoy in the years to come. Shingletown CA

Posted by: Jay Ingle at October 24, 2005 07:33 PM