Sunday, February 12, 2006

Don't Let this Bicentennial Pass You By

These are the butts of Meriwether Lewis, an unnamed Clatsop Indian, William Clark, and a dog named Seamon. This is all you will see if you miss the bicentennial of the journey of Lewis and Clark.

Now is the time when there are bicentennial exhibits and celebrations of the 200th anniversary of Lewis and Clark's historic journey across what is now America. The Oregon Historical Society is participating in a national exhibit to bring historical materials into public view so regular people like you and me can get a feel for that time.

We stopped by Fort Clatsop National Memorial this weekend to look things over and check the progress on the rebuilding of a Fort Clatsop replica that some idiot burned down several months ago (what frigging immaculate timing, eh?). [They are taking volunteers for those who would like to help rebuild the replica.]

Here is the foundation work. Makes you wonder who the loser was that made this necessary.

The main bicentennial exhibit is in Portland until March 11, 2006 so get these guys.

Okay, they are pausing to write something down, but that's beside the point.


DewKid said...

Stupid butts.

thehim said...

Every time I think of Lewis and Clark, it reminds me of the game Oregon Trail. I got so good at that game, I once died of SARS.

Pandabonium said...

arms outstreached, "is that all there is?"

Anonymous said...

It was two guys dressed up like Vikings.

The Moody Minstrel said...

One of them holding a duck life preserver and saying, "Lemon curry?!?"