Fw: news release for Oct. 16 program at Fort Clatsop
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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.
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
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
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.