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In Their Footsteps welcomes Christopher Hodges on Nov. 18

Published on November 14, 2018 9:24AM

Author Christopher Hodges.

Courtesy Lewis and Clark National Historical Park

Author Christopher Hodges.

The cover of Christpher Hodges historical novel ‘Colter’s West Wind.’

Courtesy Lewis and Clark National Historical Park

The cover of Christpher Hodges historical novel ‘Colter’s West Wind.’


FORT CLATSOP — Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, Fort Clatsop, announces the next In Their Footsteps free speaker series event.

“John Colter, Servant of the Corps,” with Christopher Hodges, takes place 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18.

Colter was a hunter and guide for the Corps of Discovery. He was the only soldier in the permanent party to leave the expedition before its conclusion, and he returned to the west five more times. As an authority on the passages to the Northwest, Colter contributed to the founding of Astoria.

Hodges is a historical fiction author with a great curiosity regarding how common people become historical figures. His 2017 novel, “Colter’s West Wind,” will be available for purchase at this event, which will include a book-signing.

In Their Footsteps is a monthly Sunday forum sponsored by the Lewis & Clark National Park Association and the park. These programs are held in the Netul River Room of Fort Clatsop’s visitor center.

For more information, call the park at 503-861-2471, or check out nps.gov/lewi, or Lewis and Clark National Historical Park on Facebook.



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