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The ExpeditionAt the Pacific OceanSalt Camp
Worthy of Notice
Salt's Works

Salt Cairn Memorial

photo: Salt Cairn reconstruction

J. Agee photo

Properly speaking, a cairn, is a mound of rocks erected as a memorial or marker. The so-called "Salt Cairn" pictured here represents a reasonable guess as to the appearanceof the oven the salt makers built.

--Joseph Mussulman, 1998; rev. 01/2008

Worthy of Notice
Salt's Works

From Discovering Lewis & Clark ®, http://www.lewis-clark.org © 1998-2014
by The Lewis and Clark Fort Mandan Foundation, Washburn, North Dakota.
Journal excerpts are from The Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, edited by Gary E. Moulton
13 vols. (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1983-2001)