Let's Rebuild Fort Clatsop/Astoria

Oct 5th, 2005, 03:08 PM
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Let's Rebuild Fort Clatsop/Astoria

As many of you have heard,Fort Clatsop was destroyed on Mon. night by a devastating fire. Plans are now being made to re-build the Fort, but probably not in time for the be-centennial activites. Donations can be made to:

"Rebuild Fund" of Fort Clatsop Lewis & Clark National Historical Park. Checks can be made to:

Fort Clatsop Historical Association
92343 Fort Clatsop Rd.
Astoria, Or 97103

The original fort was built in 1955 entirely by volunteers. The National Guard and the US Coast Guard are all ready to help re-built this historic fort.

The Visitor's Center will remain open where you can view films, museum items,etc.... ***kim***
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Oct 5th, 2005, 03:26 PM
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1955 is correct. It was a replica of what they think the original encampment looked like.
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Oct 5th, 2005, 03:27 PM
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Kal, sorry to disappoint you, but it was not THAT original fort, it was a replica. So it may've been built in 1955, I don't remember. And I hope it will be rebuilt. Great historic place.

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Oct 5th, 2005, 03:37 PM
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Faina2....you were lucky when you were growing up...not so much history to study.... OO
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Oct 5th, 2005, 03:40 PM
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The "original"??? Didn't you get on Scarlett for using that word on another board?
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Oct 5th, 2005, 03:43 PM
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Yes, Kal, instead of the time you've spend on history I've learned how to behave and how to treat others with respect
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Oct 5th, 2005, 03:45 PM
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Oct 5th, 2005, 03:51 PM
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Kal...LOL

If 1955 is historic...that makes me...er, never mind. Oh the pain, the insult and injury on this board!
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Oct 5th, 2005, 03:56 PM
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krazy how I was corrected on another forum for saying that the Original burned...sigh.
Last night on the news, the newscaster said something about the original beams? so perhaps there was something left of the old one?
It broke my heart to see the Forest Rangers weeping as the reporters were asking them questions..
I think so many people care so much, it will be rebuilt and fast!
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Oct 5th, 2005, 04:26 PM
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Ft. Clatpsop???
That's not the fort that was run by Capt Parmenter, Sgt O'Roarke, Corpl Agarn??
They protected Astoria from the dreaded Hekawi tribe? :-?
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Oct 5th, 2005, 05:22 PM
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Wrangler Jane?

Now, I'll donate!
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Oct 5th, 2005, 05:48 PM
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There was just a blip on our local news about Seaside. Think we should discuss that as well?
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Oct 5th, 2005, 07:36 PM
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Hello mms, and what got destroyed in Seaside, inquiring minds want to know, LOL. But NO I am not making a donation. Sorry!!
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Oct 5th, 2005, 07:45 PM
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LOL, maybe developers want to come in and tear down homes and build huge In-n-Out Burger joints?

I heard about it too, mms.

Hi Love, better come visit soon !
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Oct 5th, 2005, 08:41 PM
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The National Guard and The Coast Guard are ready to rebuild the fort replica that is younger than my home? I love Oregon, but here I am watching the news about families living in tents on the Gulf Coast and we still have large numbers of homeless folks from Louisiana and Texas staying in the area. Unfortunate fire but we can put those guardsmen to better use if they are available.
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Oct 6th, 2005, 04:36 AM
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Kimamom, thanks for posting - I don't live in the area any more, so I hadn't heard. How sad. I'll never forget being there years ago when my husband looked inside one of those tiny cabins and said, "they spent an entire PNW winter in here eating whale blubber?" He was pretty horrified ;-) but it really gave you an appreciation for what L&C went through.
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Oct 6th, 2005, 06:06 AM
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LoveItaly--The news last night was showing people whos homes were bought by developers, who then tore the homes down to build high rise condos. I am not a seaside fan at all, but that makes it even worse, IMO.

Scarlett--LOL!!!

Binthair--I agree!
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Oct 6th, 2005, 06:32 AM
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dsquared, I don't think kimamom lives in the area either, so it's surprising to see her reporting the story here. The fire was headline news in local media, but I'm surprised it went beyond Oregon and SW Washington borders.

kimamom, As Binthair implies, is this really the appropriate venue to raise funds for rebuilding the fort? Those of us who live in the area already know how we can help if we'd like, and I'd guess it's a relative few of the other forum readers who've ever been to or even heard about Fort Clatsop.

Show of hands?

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Oct 6th, 2005, 07:14 AM
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Yes, dsquared, we also have many happy memories of the Fort. Our kids grew up going to the fort every summer. Astoria is a very strong community. We helped build an entire playground in one weekend this summer for the kids of Astoria. A beautiful park is now ready for children to enjoy. My husband loved helping out with that project.

Hopefully, a new and improved fort will be built soon. I have been in contact with the Chamber of Commerce and they are receiving a huge stream of support for the re-build. Thanks for the kind words! ***kim***
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Oct 6th, 2005, 07:20 AM
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This made it as a blurb on the local news last night between weather and sports. No info on rebuilding/donations mentioned with it. Sad it was destroyed but I doubt many people from NC will contribute to the rebuilding.

I know many charities are having trouble with fund raising this year because of 'donor fatigue' from tsunamis and hurricanes. And increases in the price of gasoline and heating oil probably put a dent in giving too.
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