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  • sally freeman
    ... From: Sally_Freeman@nps.gov To: Sent: Saturday, October 1, 2011 5:12 PM Subject: news release for Oct. 16 program at Fort Clatsop
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      From: "Sally_Freeman@..." <Sally_Freeman@...>
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      Sent: Saturday, October 1, 2011 5:12 PM
      Subject: news release for Oct. 16 program at Fort Clatsop


      Attached, and below, please find a news release and related image about our
      next speaker event.

      Sally Freeman
      Park Ranger
      Lewis and Clark NHP

      (See attached file: In Their Footsteps Oct 11- William Brunot & Mike
      Carrick press release.doc)(See attached file: Brunot's Island drawing.doc)

                                  In Their Footsteps
                  The Air Gun of Meriwether Lewis on Brunot’s Island

      Lewis and Clark National Historical Park is pleased to announce the park’s
      next free guest speaker program.  The Air Gun of Meriwether Lewis on
      Brunot’s Island will be presented by Dr. William K. Brunot and Michael
      Carrick at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 16 in the Fort Clatsop Visitor
      Center.

      When Captain Meriwether Lewis left Pittsburgh on August 31, 1803, his crew
      of 11 included three young men whose identity has been unknown until
      recently. Who were they? Why did Lewis' party stop that afternoon at
      Brunot's Island, only three miles downstream, and what happened there?
      Which Brunot’s Island residents were involved in an accident with the air
      rifle demonstrated by Lewis?  New research by William Brunot, a descendant
      of Dr. Felix Brunot, the island's owner, provides surprising answers to
      these questions.

      Michael Carrick specializes in research and identification of pre-1900
      firearms and swords.  Mr. Carrick will discuss the innovative air rifle
      used by Meriwether Lewis and show an air pump and reservoir kit of the type
      issued to Austrian army soldiers of the period.  Lewis likely had a similar
      kit for his air rifle.

      This third Sunday forum is sponsored by the Lewis & Clark National Park
      Association and the park.  These free programs are held in the Netul River
      Room at the Fort Clatsop Visitor Center.

      For more information, call the park at (503) 861-2471.

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