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

Waters Flowing to the Pacific

 
 
Waters Flowing to the Pacific Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, June 24, 2017
1. Waters Flowing to the Pacific Marker
Inscription.  Near this site, on August 20, 1805, the Lewis and Clark Expedition first contacted waters flowing to the Pacific assuring the success of their efforts and guaranteeing title to the Northwest for the United States of America. They camped here, obtained horses and a guide and journeyed on. This was also the birthplace of Sacajawea, Idaho's National Heroine, a member of the expedition.
 
Erected 1930 by Sons of Idaho and Citizens of Lemhi County.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Exploration. In addition, it is included in the Lewis & Clark Expedition series list. A significant historical date for this entry is August 20, 1805.
 
Location. 45° 1.2′ N, 113° 39.615′ W. Marker is near Salmon, Idaho, in Lemhi County. Marker is on State Highway 28 near Haynes Creek/17 Mile Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Salmon ID 83467, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. MacDonald's Battle (here, next to this marker); Sacajawea (approx. half a mile away); The Withington Caldera
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(approx. 1.8 miles away); Lewis Learns from the Lemhi Shoshone (approx. 1.8 miles away); Meriwether Lewis Makes Contact (approx. 1.8 miles away); Sacajawea Comes Home (approx. 1.8 miles away); William Clark's Scouting Mission (approx. 1.8 miles away); Rheumatism and Recreation (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salmon.
 
Waters Flowing to the Pacific Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, June 24, 2017
2. Waters Flowing to the Pacific Marker
This marker is located closest to the viewer.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 4, 2017. It was originally submitted on November 4, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 214 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 4, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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