Official Newsletter of the Oregon Chapter of the Lewis & Clark Trail Heritage Foundation
In View: September 2016
Dear Chapter Members,
Scott Tucker, superintendent of Lewis & Clark National Historic Park since 2014, has accepted a new position as superintendent of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in northern Michigan. Before coming to Oregon and Fort Clatsop, Scott had served for five years as manager of President’s Park (The White House).
Scott has accomplished a great deal in his short time here. He worked very hard to help implement the NPS’s “Healthy Parks, Healthy People” initiative by reaching out to the local community’s hospitals and physicians to create awareness of using the parks in each community. Doctors can write prescriptions to encourage patients to get out, enjoy, and exercise in our national parks. Scott also led the park in planning many events to celebrate the 2016 centennial of the National Park Service.
Scott said that he has particularly enjoyed the closeknit family atmosphere among the park staff, volunteers, and community. Our former board colleague Tom Wilson writes, “As a park ranger at Fort Clatsop, I know that I speak not only for myself, but for our entire staff and those that know Scott and his wife Josie. They will be greatly missed, we wish them the very best at Sleeping Bear!”.
We have been fortunate to have Scott with us, and we look forward to welcoming his successor, who like Scott will be a ex officio member of our board.
Your most humble and obedient servant,
Mything the Willamette — Summer Picnic
“They camped right here!” Steven McClure explains where Clark’s party dodged fleas within Portland’s city limits in April 1806.
22 chapter members, including surprise visitor Gary Moulton, enjoyed a post-Labor-Day picnic at Cathedral Park, under the graceful St. Johns Bridge, just upriver from Clark’s campsite (now under asphalt at the Port of Portland’s Terminal 4.)
Stalwart Oregon Chapter board members volunteer at the Port of Portland’s annual Seaport Celebration this August at Terminal 2. From r to l: Ellie & Larry McClure, booth organizer Steven McClure (no relation), and Jerry Aalfs.
Thelma Haggenmiller and Lyn Trainer lead Explore More!, a series of chapter trips which include a Lewis & Clark connection but also help members learn about other historical and cultural events that happened since that time.
Lorna Hainesworth to Speak at Holiday Event
Lorna Hainesworth, the Maryland author, will speak on “The Corps and the War of 1812”. She last visited our chapter in 2010, when touring the West Coast.
The $10 fee will fund a meat dish and all the utensils, donations will fund the wine, and participants will bring the rest of the food and beverages “pot luck”.
Mark Johnson, and VP Glen Kirkpatrick serve as the
Nominating Committee for 2017. Please contact them
with interest in board service.
Send $15.00 and your name (as you want it to appear), to Dick Hohnbaum, 6916 Wheatland Lane N., Keizer, Oregon 97303. Make checks payable to OR-LCTHF. (click the picture above to see a larger image.)
2016 Chapter Events
See the Events page for more details if available!
- May 25 (7:00 PM): Memaloose Campout Presentation by students from Woodburn HS
- November 12 (10:30 AM-1:30 PM): Tour Oregon exhibit at Oregon Historical Society; provide feedback on L&C updates, lunch.
- December 3 (4:00 PM-7:00 PM): Holiday Potluck and Annual Meeting, Fort Clatsop, with Lorna Hainesworth.
- Vancouver Land Bridge
- Spirit Mountain Casino & Museum visit
- Lewis & Clark College Special Collections—The influence of art & literature on L&C, and vice versa.
|Mark Johnson '17|
|Vice President||Glen Kirkpatrick '16|
|Secretary||Ted Kaye '17|
|Treasurer||Dick Hohnbaum '16|
|Directors||David Ellingson ’17|
Thelma Haggenmiller ’16
Mary Johnson ’18
Ellie McClure ’17
Steven McClure ’16
Lyn Trainer ’16
Roger Wendlick ’18
|Ex Officio||L&C College Archivist|
Please contact Mark Johnson with interest in Chapter service.
Empire of the Turning Tides Released
Tillamook Head Hike — August
The intrepid Oregon and Washington Chapter hikers gather at the north trailhead at Seaside. The 7-mile hike was quite challenging in places, but rewarded them with historic and panoramic views. L. to R.: Deb Wesselius, Thomas Kirkpatrick, Sid Stoffels, Glen Kirkpatrick, Doc Wesselius, Mark Johnson, Steven McClure, Paula Beck.
In a recent hike led by Oregon Chapter VP Glen Kirkpatrick, chapter members retraced William Clark’s historic hike over Tillamook Head—his route to the beached whale—to seek out “Clark’s Point of View”.
9 folks left cars at the north trailhead in Seaside and drove to Les Shirley Park to view the location of McNeal’s Folly and Clark’s campsite of 1/8/1806. At Indian Beach we discussed the location of the native dwelling Clark described, the canoe burials on the hillside, and the kitchen middens from the old village between two creeks. Then we started our hike.
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