Let's Rebuild Fort Clatsop/Astoria

Oct 6th, 2005, 07:24 AM
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kim, I think the idea of a re-build would be to try and replicate the original, not improve on it.
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Oct 6th, 2005, 08:10 AM
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kim, how did your kids grow up there when you live in California? did you farm them out? lol

Since this is a philanthropic thread .. I think this needs to be addressed..

MADISON, Wis. - As many as 400 songbirds were killed in one night after they flew into wires holding up a television tower.

Imagine, hundreds of beautiful but dead songbirds lying everywhere, after flying into tv tower wires..so sad..
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Oct 6th, 2005, 11:21 AM
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Well since we are going to be asking for donations...the old Harbison House in Vacaville, owned by the original Powers family was moved a few feet the other day to that the new developers can build a new "NutTree Complex". And the Vacaville Museum needs donations to turn the Harbison House into a museum. Now surely that is one of the best places to donate all that extra money you have laying around, LOL.
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Oct 6th, 2005, 11:42 AM
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"be-centennial" ???????
What is a be-centennial ? To be or not to be centennial ?
Is that the question ?
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Oct 6th, 2005, 12:00 PM
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OK then!! Save the Songbirds! Please donate to build higher TV towers so they will no longer fly into the wires.

Beachbum, I had half written a note this morning saying essentially what you did. How many of us who don't live near that area have ever even heard of Ft Clatsop or had any idea what it was about unless we googled it. Not me.

I DO however live in an area (binthair and I must be neighbors) that is trying to ready itself to receive 12,000 MORE evacuees from East Texas. That's on top of those we already have from New Orleans.

LoveItaly...I'm so in the dark here living in the Midwest with my east coast upbringing. Who are the Powers. JD and company? LOL Sorry we can't keep up with you all out there--so many causes, so little time.
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Oct 6th, 2005, 12:01 PM
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Whoa- you guys are tough!!!
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Oct 6th, 2005, 12:39 PM
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Hi, OO, The Powers are, or were, an oldtime Vacaville family. They had orchards and one of the daughters, never married evidently started a fruit stand. It eventually grew into a large complex, a restaurant, giftshop, little train and other small children's rides etc. For somereason it became a big deal here. Probably because it was on the few stopovers (to eat, restrooms, let the little ones escape the car for a bit) on I-80 between SF and Lake Tahoe.

Queen Elizabeth was even take to it, along with oh, Gov. Ronald Reagan etc.

The house is just an old house but really an icon for the oldtimers here, which btw very few are left. Mostly newcomers now live in Vacaville.

But since the VV Museum is asking for donations I thought I would join in, LOL, seems as worthy a project as that Fort Clatsop (what a funny name). At least the Harbison House is a lot older! Take care!
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Oct 6th, 2005, 12:52 PM
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Strange... living in Russia I've never heard of Fort Clatsop, and here I am, even have a picture of it taken while on a Portland tour. Shame on you people Ugly Americans

Fort Clatsop is the end of Lewis and Clark's expedition, great historical importancy IMHO. Not some bluebirds or fruit stands!

So let's be civilly centennial and give ***K**** (not *KAL*!!) some credits at least on this post!

And if somebody has a nostalgia for Reagan go to the Jelly Belly factory, they have his portrait proudly displayed made of jelly beans! And that current governer too who's name I can't spell. I am not kidding! Go and see for yourself!

You can leave some beans for donation for Da Kals portrait there
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Oct 6th, 2005, 01:07 PM
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I think that the L&C expedition, Astoria and Fort Clatsop are pretty basic to the knowledge of US history.

Don't most Americans know this stuff?
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Oct 6th, 2005, 01:55 PM
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Lewis and Clark expedition, naturally, basic. Ft Clatsop, no, or if I did learn it by name, then it is loooong loooong gone, lost in some RAM clearing exercise relieving me of some of the more picayune data from my 8th grade history class!! Astoria too, LOL, and I'll be the first to admit it!

I can tell you about the Green Mountain Boys though.....should anyone be interested! Quick: where was the battle and should we help restore the monument there?? It's old and crumbling! How many of you have seen it...or know who was buried in the graveyard of the most historic church (built in 1805) there, a couple blocks away?

Thank you LoveItaly. There was a place like that along Rte 7 in VT too...our parents would let us out to run and let off some steam for the remainder of our trip to Lake Champlain. I still have fond memories of it today, and it's still there too, lol, though much smaller than what I remembered!

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Oct 6th, 2005, 03:01 PM
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BeachBum: I have no idea what makes you think otherwise :-"

"How many of you have seen it...or know who was buried in the graveyard of the most historic church (built in 1805) there, a couple blocks away?"

Olyve Oil, this reminded me: when I posted a report of going to Glen Ellen Jack London's park and visited his grave, someone local, don't remember who it was, tried to correct me saying his grave is not there!!

Ignorance is bliss, or is it?
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Oct 6th, 2005, 05:00 PM
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Ask me! Ask me! I know that one! It was the battle of Bennington, 1777 I think (OK, my father was a history professor, so this stuff rattles around in my brain from my childhood).

As for the graveyard, I'm guessing Robert Frost - wasn't he from that area?
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