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Saltmakers


See what it took for the men of the Lewis and Clark Expedition just to put a little salt on the table. In the winter of 1806, Lewis and Clark needed salt to preserve meat for their return trip. Their men had to boil seawater over a campfire in order to obtain their salt.

First Broadcast: 2008
Producer: Ed Jahn

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  • To find out more about the Saltmakers event and other Lewis and Clark interpretive events, visit:
  • Online: North-Cat.com

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Saltmakers; Undersea Eruptions; Underwater Fossils

Oregon Field Guide: Episode #2002
Original Broadcast: October 9, 2008