Lewis and Clark's Columbia River
Lewis & Clark's Columbia River - "200 Years Later"
"Fort Vancouver, Washington ... Museum"
Includes ... Fort Vancouver Museum ... Hudson's Bay Company ...
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Museum displays, Fort Vancouver Museum, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken August 2, 2011.


Fort Vancouver Museum ...
The Visitor Center at Fort Vancouver was designed in 1958 and completed in 1962, and intended to serve 20,000 visitors annually. Today the Center contains a small museum, theatre, and a bookstore, and attracts a large proportion of the 800,000 visitors annually to the Fort Vancouver site. Plans are in the works (2011) for a new center. The Museum and Visitor Center are located on the eastern edge of the Vancouver Barrack's Parade Grounds


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Some of the Exhibits

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Museum displays, Fort Vancouver Museum, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken August 2, 2011.
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Gristmill Stone, Fort Vancouver Museum, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken August 2, 2011.


"A grist mill built in 1828 was located six miles east of Fort Vancouver. This millstone is from the original mill, individual blocks were cut in England and shipped to Fort Vancouver where they were cemented together with coral mortar from Hawaii." [Fort Vancouver Museum, 2011]
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Hudson's Bay Company flag, Fort Vancouver Museum, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken August 2, 2011.
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Model, Steamship "Beaver", Fort Vancouver Museum, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken August 2, 2011.
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Information sign, Steamship "Beaver", Fort Vancouver Museum, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken August 2, 2011.
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Diorama depicting the arrival of the Marcus Whitman Party at Fort Vancouver on September 12, 1836. Fort Vancouver Museum, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken August 2, 2011.


The Whitmans were the first overland party of American missionaries to arrive in the Oregon Country.
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Information sign, Diorama depicting the arrival of the Marcus Whitman Party at Fort Vancouver on September 12, 1836. Fort Vancouver Museum, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken August 2, 2011.
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Plates, Fort Vancouver Museum, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken August 2, 2011.


From the Journals of Lewis and Clark ...

Clark, November 4, 1805 ...





Clark, March 30, 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:    [see Sources from Fort Vancouver];   

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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