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Near Skamania in Skamania County, Washington — The American West (Northwest)
 

Beacon Rock

Lewis and Clark - The Biddle Family

 
 
Beacon Rock Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rachel Aschmann, August 10, 2012
1. Beacon Rock Marker
Inscription. Beacon Rock was first described and named by Captains Lewis and Clark October 31, 1805, enroute to the Pacific Ocean.

Henry J. Biddle purchased Beacon Rock in 1915 to preserve it for posterity and completed the trail in 1918. His son Spencer and Daughter Rebecca Biddle Wood gave this historic landmark to the State of Washington in 1935 to create Beacon Rock State Park. An ancestor, Nicholas Biddle of Philadelphia, edited the first (1814) edition of the Lewis and Clark Journals.
 
Erected 1938 by Lewis and Clark Committee of Washington and Oregon.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Lewis & Clark Expedition marker series.
 
Location. 45° 37.736′ N, 122° 1.227′ W. Marker is near Skamania, Washington, in Skamania County. Marker can be reached from Evergreen Highway (Washington Route 14 at milepost 36), on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stevenson WA 98648, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Beacon Rock (approx. 3 miles away in Oregon); Sturgeon Habitat (approx. 3.2 miles away in Oregon); Bradford Island Fishway
Beacon Rock image. Click for full size.
By Rachel Aschmann, August 10, 2012
2. Beacon Rock
The marker is mounted in the center of the rock. Click on photo to view.
(approx. 3.8 miles away in Oregon); This Old Turbine (approx. 3.9 miles away); Simon Benson (approx. 5.9 miles away in Oregon); Welcome to Multnomah Falls (approx. 5.9 miles away in Oregon); Discover Wahkeena Falls (approx. 6.4 miles away in Oregon); Lewis and Clark Trail (approx. 7.1 miles away).
 
More about this marker. This area is 30 miles east of I-205 in Vancouver.
 
Also see . . .  Beacon Rock. Information, history and photos of Beacon Rock. (Submitted on August 27, 2012.) 
 
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Part of the Trail Leading to the Top of Beacon Rock image. Click for full size.
By Rachel Aschmann, August 10, 2012
3. Part of the Trail Leading to the Top of Beacon Rock
View From the Top image. Click for full size.
By Rachel Aschmann, August 10, 2012
4. View From the Top
Looking east at the Columbia River and Bonneville Dam from high on Beacon Rock.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Rachel Aschmann of Camas, Washington. This page has been viewed 456 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Rachel Aschmann of Camas, Washington. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Wide area view of Beacon Rock. • Can you help?
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