Dogs for dinner

This weekend, March 29, 2008, the Cathlapotle Plank House within Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge near Vancouver, Washington, will open for the season.
202 years ago that day, along their journey home, the Lewis & Clark expedition stopped there for the night. Their goal was a break from the rough paddling against the current, and to stock up on dogs; not the “hot” kind, but certainly for eating. Ten of them were procured, and the Corps was on its way East once more.
To mark the occasion, living history actor Tom Laidlaw, will lead a walk and answer questions as Meriwether Lewis.
Admission is free, and the plankhouse is open from noon to four p.m. which will continue through October 26.
Lewis tells it like it was
Plankhouse website


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