Lewis and Clark's Columbia River
Lewis & Clark's Columbia River - "200 Years Later"
"Skamokawa Vista Park, Skamokawa, Washington"
Includes ... Skamokawa ... Skamokawa Vista Park ...
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View from Skamokawa Vista Park towards town, with Redmen Hall visible. Image taken March 4, 2013.


Skamokawa Vista Park ...
Skamokawa Vista Park is located one block south of the town of Skamokawa, Washington. This area was once an Indian village known as "Wahkiakum". This village had been occupied as early as 2,300 years ago.

Lewis and Clark visited the village on November 7, 1805, on their journey to the Pacific.

"... about 14 miles below the last village and 18 miles of this day we landed at a village of the Same nation. This village is at the foot of the high hills on the Stard Side back of 2 Small Islands     it contains 7 indifferent houses built in the Same form of those above ..." [Clark, November 7, 1805]

The "last village" refers to Cathlamet, Washington, who, according to Captain Clark:

"... Those people call themselves War-ci--cum ..." [Clark, November 7, 1805]

Views ...

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Skamokawa Vista Park, Skamokawa, Washington. Image taken March 4, 2013.
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Skamokawa Vista Park, Skamokawa, Washington. Image taken November 9, 2005.
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Information kiosk, Skamokawa Vista Park, Skamokawa, Washington. Image taken March 4, 2013.
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"Great joy in camp", information kiosk, Skamokawa Vista Park, Skamokawa, Washington. Image taken March 4, 2013.
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Chief Skamokawa information panel, Skamokawa Vista Park, Skamokawa, Washington. Image taken March 4, 2013.


Views from Skamokawa Vista Park ...
Downstream from Skamokawa Vista Park are views of Jim Crow and Three Tree Points, plus the bay which once was the location of the Bayview Cannery. Upstream are views of Skamokawa Landing, once a steamboat landing, and Price Island.

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Columbia River view downstream from Skamokawa Vista Park towards Jim Crow Point and Three Tree Point. Image taken March 8, 2013.
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Columbia River and Jim Crow Point and Three Tree Point, as seen from Skamokawa Vista Park. Image taken March 8, 2013.
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Columbia River view upstream from Skamokawa Vista Park towards Skamokawa Landing. Image taken March 4, 2013.
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Redmen Hall as seen from Skamokawa Vista Park, Skamokawa, Washington. Image taken March 4, 2013.


From the Journals of Lewis and Clark ...

Clark, November 7, 1805 ...




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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 Skamokawa);   

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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