Lewis & Clark Salt Cairn
In June 1900, representatives of the Oregon Historical Society traveled to Seaside, Oregon to try to identify the original site of the Lewis and Clark salt cairn. Accompanying them was an 86 year old Clatsop Indian woman named Jennie Michele. Her Clatsop name was Tsinistum. She told the men her mother had visited the site in 1805 and had met the expedition members. Her mother showed her the site where they made salt, and she visited the area many times.
Her testimony was corroborated by Judge Thomas A McBride in December of 1900. He was shown the site by Celiast, the daughter of Clatsop Chief Coboway.
Location: 92343 Fort Clatsop Road Astoria, OR 97103