Tuesday, August 14, 2007

The End of the Trail

In 1923, the Oregon State Government declared the west end of Broadway in Seaside to be the end of the Lewis and Clark Trail. Near here was established the “last permanent camp of Lewis and Clark … for the purpose of evaporating salt at a cairn for the preservation of other food supplies for their return journey to the States.” A replica salt cairn is located nearby, the construction and situation of which was based on written and oral histories.

In 1990, a bronze statue of Lewis and Clark facing the Pacific Ocean was placed at the end of Broadway. Lewis is the figure on the right with a quill, perhaps writing about how he un-pacific he found the Pacific.