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Near Lapwai in Nez Perce County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Clearwater River

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Clearwater River Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 7, 2018
1. Clearwater River Marker
Caption: (lower left) In the late 1800s steamboats brought tourists to visit the Nez Perce country.
Inscription.  For thousands of years the river scene at this village site hardly changed. The stream was full of fish, served as a trade route for neighboring tribes, and attracted wildlife to this green corridor.
While the river fostered a life of bounty and a sense of homeland, it also became a conduit for change -- Lewis and Clarks Corps of Discovery in 1805, gold miners in the 1860s, and tourists in the 1880s -- altering the meaning of the river forever.

The tribes aways treated water as a medicine because it nourishes life... Levi Holt
 
Erected by Nez Perce National Historical Park.
 
Location. 46° 27.084′ N, 116° 48.966′ W. Marker is near Lapwai, Idaho, in Nez Perce County. Marker can be reached from Watson's Store Road near 403 Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lapwai ID 83540, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Spalding Home Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Spalding Mission (within shouting distance of this marker); Indian Agency Cabin
Clearwater River Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 7, 2018
2. Clearwater River Marker
The Clearwater River is just beyond the marker and brush.
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of the Lapwai Mission (about 400 feet away); Spaldings Gristmill Canals (about 400 feet away); Lapwai Mission Cemetery (about 600 feet away); Spalding's Mission (about 700 feet away); Rev. Henry Harmon Spalding (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lapwai.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located at Nez Perce National Historical Park, Spalding's Mission site.
 
Categories. Natural FeaturesWaterways & Vessels
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 14, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 14, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 49 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 14, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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