Oregon HistoryDeer Island in the Columbia was named by the Lewis and Clark Expedition which stopped to dine here November 5, 1805 on its way down river. Homeward bound the explorers camped on the island on March 28,1806. Captain Clark recorded "This morning we set out very early and at 9 a.m. arrived at an old Indian village on NE side of Deer Island where we found our hunters had halted and left one man with the canoes at their camp. They arrived last evening and six of them turned out very early to hunt, at 10 a.m. They all returned to camp having killed seven deer. The Indians call this large island E-Lal-Lar, or Deer Island.
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|Series||This marker is part of the Lewis & Clark Expedition series|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 5:31am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||10T E 511795 N 5086857|
|Decimal Degrees||45.93518333, -122.84785000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 45° 56.111', W 122° 50.871'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||45° 56' 6.66" N, 122° 50' 52.26" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 64786 U.S. 30, Deer Island OR 97054, US|
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