Salmon in Lemhi County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
William Clark's Campsite, August 21 and 25, 1805
"Old Toby," Clark's Lemhi Shoshone guide, obtained two salmon from some Lemhi women and children who were gathering berries near the river. Clark found the salmon "pleasant eateing," but complained that they weakened him "verry fast." Mountain hunger had began.
"Two men went out to hunt and all the rest to fish. We soon caught as many small fish as made, with two salmon our guide got from some indians, a comfortable supper." - Patrick Gass, August 25, 1805
Erected by Bureau of Land Management.
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.
Location. 45° 18.69′ N, 113° 54.384′ W. Marker is in Salmon, Idaho, in Lemhi County. Marker is on Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 849 Casey Road, Salmon ID 83467, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tower Rock: William Clark's "Clift" (a few steps from this marker); The Bluff (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tower Creek (approx. 0.8 miles away); Lewis and Clark: Departure Camp (approx. 2.2 miles away); Erle and Lula Embley's Cabin (approx. 2.2 miles away); William Clark's "Pirimids" (approx. 2.2 miles away); Historic Lemhi Co. (approx. 4.7 miles away); Fort Bonneville (approx. 4.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salmon.
More about this marker. The marker is located at the Tower Rock Recreation Site.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 6, 2017. It was originally submitted on November 6, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 140 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 6, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.