Listening to the Land: General Clark Remembers the Coast

Posted by OCVA / March 18, 2015

March 18, 2015, 6:00pm – 8:00pm at the Seaside Public Library, 1131 Broadway in Seaside
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It’s been 209 years since the Corps of Discovery reached the estuary of the Columbia River, prompting  Captain William Clark to pen the immortal words “Ocian in view! O! the joy.” If Clark—General Clark now, retired and back in his parlor in St. Louis—were to reminisce about the five months he spent on the northern Oregon coast in the winter of 1805-06, what details would stand out in his memory?

Listen for yourself as Clark—reanimated by living history enactor Tom Wilson—chats with moderator Jill Harding, chief of visitor services at Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, about the landscape and the resources he encountered on the northern coast of Oregon. Bring your own questions to ask General Clark.

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