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Near Danner in Malheur County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

Jean Baptiste Charbonneau

1805-1866

— Oregon History —

 
 
Jean Baptiste Charbonneau Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, June 27, 2017
1. Jean Baptiste Charbonneau Marker
Inscription.  This site marks the final resting place of the youngest member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, born to Sacajawea and Toussaint Charbonneau at Fort Mandan (North Dakota) on February 11, 1805. Baptiste and his mother symbolized the peaceful nature of the "Corps of Discovery'. Educated by Captain William Clark at St Louis Baptiste at age 18, traveled to Europe where he spent six years, becoming fluent in English, German, French and Spanish. Returning to America in 1829, he ranged the far west for nearly four decades, as a mountain man, guide, interpreter, magistrate and forty- niner. In 1866, he left the California gold fields for a new strike in Montana, contracted pneumonia enroute, reached "Inskip's Ranche", here, and died on May 16, 1866.
 
Erected by Oregon Highway Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesExplorationNative Americans. In addition, it is included in the Lewis & Clark Expedition, and the Oregon Beaver Boards series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is May 16, 1866.
 
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42° 57.115′ N, 117° 20.354′ W. Marker is near Danner, Oregon, in Malheur County. Marker is on Danner Loop Road near Old Ion Highway, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jordan Valley OR 97910, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Jean Baptiste Charbonneau (here, next to this marker); Jean Baptiste "Pomp" Charbonneau (here, next to this marker).
 
Jean Baptiste Charbonneau Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, June 27, 2017
2. Jean Baptiste Charbonneau Marker
Cemetery plaque on the left image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, June 27, 2017
3. Cemetery plaque on the left
"Under the wide and starry sky..." -- R.L.S. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, June 27, 2017
4. "Under the wide and starry sky..." -- R.L.S.
at Inskip Station

J.B. Charbonneau ... Feb. 17, 1805 - May 16, 1866
Jake Dixon ... Oct. 7, 1866
Ethan Wright ... Aug. 13, 1869
Gertrude Instep ... May 10, 1872 - Dec. 10, 1875
Emigrant Child ... 1870's
James Doe ... Mar. 25, 1881

Oregon Historical Society
August 6, 1971
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 12, 2017. It was originally submitted on August 12, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 712 times since then and 332 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 12, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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