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Oregon Student Essays 2021 Web Exhibit

Fort Stevens State Park

Lucas Hurd
Mrs. O’Leary’s 5th Grade Class
Buff Elementary School, Madras

Essay Drawing

Crayon drawing of military buildings at Fort Stevens.
This drawing by Lucas Hurd shows one of the military structures at Fort Stevens State Park at the mouth of the Columbia River.

Essay Text

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The state park I am writting about is Fort Stevens. Today Fort Stevens is calm but it was once booming with excitement. Fort Stevens is realy cool because it is right between the Columbia and the coast. Another reason it is amazing is becase it is a retired military base. 

Fort Stevens is amazing because it right between the coast and Columbia. You can drive on the beach once a year. You can fish on the Columbia. Fort Stevens even has a camp ground for camping spots.

Fort Stevens astoshing because it is a retired military base. Fort Stevens was used in the Civil War, World War I and World War II. Fort Stevens even has army truck and fort tours. Fort Stevens even has a museum. You can go climb on all the forts.

I picked Fort Stevens. Fort Stevens is tremendous. Because it is right between the coast and Columbia. I was also an active military base. Can you imagine what Fort Stevens was like when it was active?​

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