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Near Orofino in Clearwater County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Lewis and Clark

On their way West, in 1805

— Lewis and Clark descended into Clearwater Canyon on an old Indian trail across from here —

 
 
Lewis and Clark Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 14, 2016
1. Lewis and Clark Marker
Inscription.  After more than a month’s search, they finally had reached a westward river where they could use canoes. From here they continued another 16 miles with their pack horses before they found a campsite with trees suitable for making canoes. But at this point, they had finished their difficult mountain passage to navigable Columbia water.
 
Erected by Idaho Historical Society & Idaho Transportation Department. (Marker Number 249.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationNative AmericansWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Idaho State Historical Society, and the Lewis & Clark Expedition series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1805.
 
Location. 46° 26.655′ N, 116° 12.884′ W. Marker is near Orofino, Idaho, in Clearwater County. Marker is on U.S. 12, 3 miles south of Michigan Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Marker is located in a pull-out on the east side of US Highway 12, overlooking the Clearwater River. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Orofino ID 83544, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8
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other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. River Crossing Over Time (approx. 3.3 miles away); Routes Through the Region (approx. 3.3 miles away); Gold Rush Ferry (approx. 4.8 miles away); Gold Rush Historic Byway (approx. 4.8 miles away); Dworshak Dam (approx. 6½ miles away); Indian Fishing Rock (approx. 6.6 miles away); Canoe Building Site (approx. 6.7 miles away); Ahsakha Village Site (approx. 6.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Orofino.
 
More about this marker. Large wooden marker in good condition
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 9, 2017. It was originally submitted on November 8, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 332 times since then and 26 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on November 8, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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