After following the Lewis and Clark Trail the past three years, we experienced great joy and excitement upon finally arriving at Fort Clatsop last July 2004 and again in August.

Our sorrow was deep when we learned of the burning of the fort.

We've attended the three anniversary re-enactments of the Corps of Discovery's departure from Pittsburgh, Fort DuBois and Fort Mandan.

We have faithfully worn our Fort Clatsop lapel pins since Aug. 15 and will continue to do so in honor of this historic site.

LYNN HERMAN

State Representative

Chairman, Pennsylvania House History Caucus

Philipsburg, Pa.

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