Lewis and Clark's Columbia River
Lewis & Clark's Columbia River - "200 Years Later"
"Cathlapotle Plankhouse Replica ... Ridgefield NWR, Washington"
Includes ... Cathlapotle Village ... Cathlapotle Plankhouse ... Carty Unit ... Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge ... Wapato Portage ... Carty Lake ... Campsite of March 29, 1806 ...
Image, 2003, Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Cathlapotle area, click to enlarge
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Plankhouse construction sign, Carty Unit, Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge. Duck Lake is in the background. Image taken, September 13, 2003.


Cathlapotle Plankhouse Replica ...
In 2005 a 37 by 78-foot replica of a Cathlapotle Chinook plankhouse was built on the Carty Unit of the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge near the site of the original Chinook Cathlapotle townsite. Two hundred and fifty-six logs split into 305 planks went into building the house. The plankhouse foundation was prepared during Summer 2003 and the house was completed with opening ceremony on March 29, 2005, the 199th anniversary of Lewis and Clark's visit.

"... This replica plankhouse was built based on findings from the archaeological site as well as additional sources of information. Built by more than 100 volunteers over the course of two years, the 37' x 78' cedar plankhouse is constructed largely from timber donated by local landowners and national forests. Grant funding, private donations and diverse community partnerships have built a feature for the past on the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge. This full-scale Chinookan-style cedar plankhouse on the Refuge serves as an outdoor classroom for interpreting the rich natural and cultural heritage preserved on Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge. ..." ["Ridgefieldfriends.org" website, 2011]

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Finished Cathlapotle Plankhouse, Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge. Image taken, April 27, 2005.
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Roof, Cathlapotle Plankhouse, Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge. Image taken, April 27, 2005.
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Duck Lake and the Cathlapotle Plankhouse, Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge. Image taken, April 27, 2005.
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Front, Cathlapotle Plankhouse, Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge. Image taken, April 27, 2005.
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Front detail, Cathlapotle Plankhouse, Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge. Image taken, April 27, 2005.
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2011 Birdfest ... Cathlapotle Plankhouse, Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge. Image taken, October 8, 2011.
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2011 Birdfest ... Cathlapotle Plankhouse, Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge. Image taken, October 8, 2011.
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Kids mural background, Cathlapotle Plankhouse, Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge. Image taken, October 8, 2011.

2011 Birdfest ... Mural background for Birdfest ... the kids colored fish and leaves and Refuge volunteers attached them to the mural.
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2011 Birdfest ... Cathlapotle Plankhouse, Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge. Image taken, October 8, 2011.
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2011 Birdfest ... Cathlapotle Plankhouse, Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge. Image taken, October 8, 2011.
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Entrance, Cathlapotle Plankhouse, Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge. Image taken July 1, 2007.
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Entrance as seen from the inside, Cathlapotle Plankhouse, Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge. Image taken July 1, 2007.
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Inside, Cathlapotle Plankhouse, Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge. Image taken July 1, 2007.
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Inside, view of wall, Cathlapotle Plankhouse, Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge. Image taken July 1, 2007.
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Inside, view of wall, Cathlapotle Plankhouse, Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge. Image taken July 1, 2007.
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2018 Birdfest ... Cathlapotle Plankhouse Replica, Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Ridgefield, Washington. Image taken October 6, 2018.
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2018 Birdfest ... Cathlapotle Plankhouse Replica, Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Ridgefield, Washington. Image taken October 6, 2018.
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2014 Birdfest ... Woven hat, Cathlapotle Plankhouse, Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge. Refuge Birdfest. Image taken October 4, 2014.
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Wood figure, Cathlapotle Plankhouse, Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge. Image taken April 18, 2014.
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Wood figure, Cathlapotle Plankhouse, Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge. Image taken April 18, 2014.


2014 ... retirement dinner ...

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Firepit, Cathlapotle Plankhouse, Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge. Image taken April 18, 2014.
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Retirement dinner, Cathlapotle Plankhouse, Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge. Image taken April 18, 2014.


From the Journals of Lewis and Clark ...

Clark, November 5, 1805 ...





Clark, March 29, 1806 ...


Lewis, March 29, 1806 ...




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*River Miles [RM] are approximate, in statute miles, and were determined from USGS topo maps, obtained from NOAA nautical charts, or obtained from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website, 2003

Sources:
  • "Plankhouse.org" website, 2005;
  • U.S. Bureau of Land Management website, 2007;
  • U.S. Bureau of Land Management website, 2007, "General Land Office Records (GLO)";
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge Comprehensive Conservation Plan, September 2010;
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service website, 2005, "Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge";


All Lewis and Clark quotations from Gary Moulton editions of the Lewis and Clark Journals, University of Nebraska Press, all attempts have been made to type the quotations exactly as in the Moulton editions, however typing errors introduced by this web author cannot be ruled out; location interpretation from variety of sources, including this website author.
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