Auto Tour to Pomp's Gravesite

On Saturday, June 6 the Idaho Chapter will host an auto caravan to Jordan Valley, OR to visit the grave of Sacagawea and Charbonneau's son, Jean Baptiste, better known to us as baby Pomp. After traveling with the Corps of Discovery, Jean Baptiste went on to have an adventurous life of his own, and died while traveling from California to the Idaho/Montana gold fields. We will visit his gravesite, the abandoned stage stop nearby, and learn more of the local history at the Heritage Museum in Jordan Valley.

One note, they really need to KNOW who is coming, so if this is something you'd like to hitch up with, PLEASE contact Sue by June 4 at the latest. Thanks!

Sue Buchel ( or 406-788-8923)

The Columbia River Gorge - Garden of the Corps of Discovery

Posters are now available for this joint Event with the Washington and Idaho Chapters.

Click on the thumbnail to open a PDF, then just choose save from the File menu, and you are ready for print.

Home Printing

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Professional Print Shop

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Joint Meeting - Washington, Idaho, and Oregon Chapters

Including Lecture on David Thompson by Jack Nisbit

Group Camping at Sacagawea State Park, Pasco Washington

Event Date(s): July 8, 9, and 10 2011
Coordinator: Chuck Raddon (Idaho Chapter), Barb Kubik (Wash. Chapter), Dick Hohnbaum (Oregon Chapter)
Coordinator Email: Chuck Raddon Email
Starting Location: Sacajawea State Park, Pasco, Washington
Event Summary: See attached document (PDF)
Camping: $12 per night plus food and incidentals

Q: Will Jack Nisbet's Saturday morning talk be open to the public - i.e., non-members of the Chapters or LCTHF?
  • Yes, the Nisbet talk is open to the public.  We doing some local media release and hope to get some new members from this.
Q: Will attendees need to pay an admission fee to the park?
  • I think there is a $1 admission fee but if you are camping it is waved, and (I think) if you are a member of our group and we've reserved the site and are paying a site fee then our members are free—I think.
Q: If so, are annual parks passes now available for purchase at the park?
  • Yes, when I visited there last week they were just gearing up for the new fee system. They are somewhat confused, I was there the first day of the new fees and there was some confusion over the new fees.
Q: The attached notice which I received stated that participants in the meals should RSVP by June 6.  Is it now too late to RSVP for the breakfasts and dinners?
  • Oh-Oh!!! The RSVP should have said  by JULY 6, not June 6. I hope that didn't go too far. Please help us correct that.
Q: If not, what is the suggested donation for for the meals?
If an attendee is not camping at the park, and will not take part in all the meals, what donation do you suggest per meal?
  • Donations are donations; we don't want to hassle over money. There will just be a can or box and it's up to you as to how you value the meals. I suspect most folks that eat all four meals would leave us $30 which would be fine and cover expenses. We were also planning on deserts for the camp fire, but Barb wants to Potluck those, so we'll see what happens. We're also hoping folks will jump in and help with the clean-up.
Q: Would I be right to assume that we should RSVP specifically about which meals we plan to take part in?
  • Yes, we would like to know how many people are planning to come to each meal, so we need a meal by meal head count RSVP.
Q: If it is too late to RSVP for the dinners, is it OK to "brown bag" it, or eat elsewhere first, and still attend the campfire activities?
  • We're assuming some will not want to camp but instead find a local motel. They are welcome at the meals as it works into their schedule, but we do need some idea of how many will be at each meal. There will always be changes, nothing ever runs perfect so we intend to be flexible.

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