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Near Dillon in Beaverhead County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
 

Fortunate Camp

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, May 12, 2018
1. Fortunate Camp Marker
Inscription. This site was the pivotal point in the success of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. The party camped here in August 1805. They cached their boats and aided by the influence of Sacajawea obtained horses from her people the Shoshone Indians
The Great American epic of Lewis and Clark stands without parallel in the history of the opening of the West and the successful accomplishment was largely due to the guidance and loyalty of the Indian girl Sacajawea. -- Lara Tolman Scott
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Lewis & Clark Expedition marker series.
 
Location. 44° 59.453′ N, 112° 52.217′ W. Marker is near Dillon, Montana, in Beaverhead County. Marker is on State Highway 324 near Interstate 15, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dillon MT 59725, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. "it was mutually advantageous..." (a few steps from this marker); The Lewis and Clark Expedition (a few steps from this marker); Sacajawea (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Montana-Utah Road (approx. 10.2 miles away); Bannack
Fortunate Camp Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 12, 2018
2. Fortunate Camp Marker
(approx. 11.1 miles away); Old Trail to the Gold Diggin's (approx. 11.1 miles away); Nez Perce Camp (approx. 13.3 miles away); a different marker also named Bannack (approx. 13.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dillon.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located at the Camp Fortunate overlook located at the northwestt edge of Clark Canyon Reservoir.
 
Categories. ExplorationWomen
 
Fortunate Camp Markerl image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 12, 2018
3. Fortunate Camp Markerl
located on the wall at the center of the photo.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 6, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 6, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 66 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 6, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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