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Gibbonsville in Lemhi County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Lewis and Clark

 
 
Lewis and Clark Marker image. Click for full size.
By Chris English, August 25, 2012
1. Lewis and Clark Marker
Inscription. On their way north searching for a route over Idaho's mountain barrier, Lewis and Clark left this canyon and ascended a high ridge to reach Bitterroot Valley, September 3-4, 1805. No Indian trail came this way, but Tobe, their experienced Shoshoni guide, got them past here anyway. They had to follow a difficult ridgetop divide over peaks more than 1000 feet higher than this highway. They met some Flathead Indians who surprised them by speaking a language stranger than anything they had ever heard.
 
Erected by Idaho Historical Society and Idaho Transportation Department. (Marker Number 269.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Idaho State Historical Society, and the Lewis & Clark Expedition marker series.
 
Location. 45° 39.578′ N, 113° 58.558′ W. Marker is in Gibbonsville, Idaho, in Lemhi County. Marker is on U.S. 93 at milepost 345, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. This marker is located on the east side of the road as U.S. 93 climbs switchbacks out of Idaho to Lolo Pass and Montana. Marker is in this post office area: Gibbonsville ID 83463, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Deep Creek
View East from the Lewis and Clark Marker image. Click for full size.
By Chris English, August 25, 2012
2. View East from the Lewis and Clark Marker
(approx. 4.7 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Idaho Historical Marker Guide. For the avid seeker of Idaho historical markers and history. (Submitted on September 27, 2012, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona.) 
 
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View South from the Lewis and Clark Marker image. Click for full size.
By Chris English, September 25, 2012
3. View South from the Lewis and Clark Marker
View West from the Lewis and Clark Marker image. Click for full size.
By Chris English, August 25, 2012
4. View West from the Lewis and Clark Marker
Lewis and Clark Marker image. Click for full size.
By Chris English, August 25, 2012
5. Lewis and Clark Marker
Idaho Historical Society Information found on every IDOT/IHS marker image. Click for full size.
By Chris English, September 25, 2012
6. Idaho Historical Society Information found on every IDOT/IHS marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona. This page has been viewed 390 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona.   6. submitted on , by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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