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

The Red Rock Stage

 
 
The Red Rock Stage Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, June 24, 2017
1. The Red Rock Stage Marker
Inscription.  The Red Rock Stage travelled this route between Salmon, ID, and Red Rock, MT from 1866 to 1910. It ran 125 miles daily, year-round, involving 90 horses, 14 Concord Coaches, and 12 wagons. Several holdups occurred near here, and it was not unusual for a stage to overturn on the treacherous road.
 
Erected by U.S. Forest Service & Bureau of Land Management.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Roads & Vehicles. A significant historical year for this entry is 1866.
 
Location. 44° 58.593′ N, 113° 30.978′ W. Marker is near Tendoy, Idaho, in Lemhi County. Marker is on Agency Creek near Forest Road 6238, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tendoy ID 83468, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Idaho Campsite (approx. 2.2 miles away); Plants New to Science (approx. 2.8 miles away); Lewis and Clark: The First Idaho Camp (approx. 2.8 miles away); Lemhi Shoshone Winter Camps (approx. 2.8 miles away); Lemhi Pass (approx. 3.4
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miles away); Agency Creek (approx. 3.4 miles away); "Immence Ranges of High Mountains Still to the West of Us..." (approx. 3.4 miles away); A Communication Across the Continent by Water (approx. 3.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tendoy.
 
More about this marker. This marker is on the Lewis and Clark National Back Country Byway and Adventure Road. The Byway is a 36 mile loop from Tendoy, Idaho to Lemhi Pass and back to Tendoy over gravel roads with a 4000 foot gain and loss in elevation. There are 10 designated stops with pullouts on the Byway and over two dozen information panels and markers on route. Estimated travel time is about 3 hours.
 
Also see . . .  A Red Rock Stagecoach near Lemhi Pass -- Discovering Lewis and Clark. ... the average grade over the eastern leg of the journey between the Beaverhead and Salmon City was only a little over two percent. However, the stage road from the pass down the west slope to the settlement of Tendoy, Idaho, dropped 2628 feet in ten miles, an average of 6.4 percent. Obviously, the climb out of the Lemhi Valley was slow and exhausting for the animals,
Old Stage Station? image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, June 24, 2017
2. Old Stage Station?
and the descent could be terrifying if a stagecoach or freight wagon weren't braked with a heavy "drag" of logs cut from timber on the ridge.
(Submitted on November 3, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.) 
 
The Red Rock Stage Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, June 24, 2017
3. The Red Rock Stage Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 3, 2017. It was originally submitted on November 3, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 670 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 3, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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