Leadore in Lemhi County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
The first men here found the valley forested. As the climate became drier, other mountain dwellers -- known to archaeologists as people of the Bitterroot culture -- settled here, perhaps about 8000 years ago. These forerunners of the modern northern Shoshoni Indians lived in family bands and hunted big game, such as bison and mountain sheep.
Erected by Idaho Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 270.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Anthropology & Archaeology. In addition, it is included in the Idaho State Historical Society series list.
Location. 44° 8.562′ N, 112° 54′ W. Marker is in Leadore, Idaho, in Lemhi County. Marker is on State Highway 28 near Birch Creek Campground, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Leadore ID 83464, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the Lower Birch Creek Valley (approx. ¼ mile away); Massacred by Nez Perce (approx. 1½ miles away); Cote's Defile (approx. 15.9 miles away); Charcoal Kilns (approx. 15.9 miles away).
More about this marker. The marker is located on Highway 28, just north of the entrance to the Birch Creek Campground.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 17, 2017. It was originally submitted on October 17, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 404 times since then and 105 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 17, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.