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TNT - Thursday Night Talks lecture series

Fort George Brewery's Lovell showroom, Astoria,OR
Event Fee: FREE - Donations are appreciated

Lewis and Clark and the
International Competition for Oregon

by Author Mark Eifler

(Astoria, OR.) May 2, 2018 -- The Clatsop County Historical Society's Thursday Night Talks (TNT) last lecture in the series will be May 17th with:

Lewis and Clark and the International Competition for Oregon by Author Mark Eifler

The Pacific Northwest coast was a hotbed of international competition between 1775 and 1815, when four nations -- Spain, Russian, Great Britain, and the United States -- sought control of the region. By the time of the Lewis and Cark Expedition, it was apparent that the key to regional dominance focused on the mouth of the Columbia River. Most students of American history are familiar with the scientific goals President Jefferson established for Corps of Discovery, but Jefferson also had his eye on political and economic power as he sought to map the vast territory recently purchased from France.

Although the Expedition did not make direct contact with representatives of the other nations, historian and author Mark Eifler will discuss the remarkable geopolitical ramifications of Lewis and Clark's journey, the end of Spain's already weak hold on the Pacific Northwest, a frenzy of Russian activity to seize the coast, and a further opening of the door for British fur traders.

The Thursday Night Talks (TNT) lecture series is a free event at the Fort George Showroom in the Lovell Building on the third Thursday of each month, September through May. Doors open at 6:00 pm, with lectures beginning at 7:00 pm. Seasonal beers on tap, food and other beverages are available for purchase. Minors are welcome with an accompanying adult.

For more information about this event or other Clatsop County Historical Society activities, please call 503-325-2203 or e-mail:

Contact Name:Sam Rascoe
Address:PO Box 88
Astoria, OR 97103