Kimooenim Creek Lunch Site
Columbia County Washington
“Saturday, May 3d, 1806”
The Corps of Discovery crossed the “high plains” and descended to this location after a cold morning of rain, snow, and hail. They described the Kimooenim Creek (Tucannon River) much as you see it here including willows and cottonwood growing along it, a pebbled bottom, and low banks. Traces of the trail they followed can be seen in the canyon to west of the river and on the hill to the east immediately south of the Marengo Grade road. After “dining” at this location, the expedition proceeded eastward over the hills to the south and continued on the Pataha Creek near US Highway 12.
This marker was placed here for your interest with cooperation of the landowner.
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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 May 3, 1806.
Location. 46° 26.744′ N, 117° 46.377′ W. Marker is in Dayton, Washington, in Columbia
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Garfield County GAR Monument (approx. 8½ miles away); Patit Creek Campsite (approx. 10.4 miles away); a different marker also named Patit Creek Campsite (approx. 10.4 miles away); "encamped on the N. side" (approx. 10.4 miles away); Kendall Skyline Road (approx. 13.8 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on June 13, 2018. It was originally submitted on June 10, 2018, by Martin Schrattenholzer of Renton, Washington. This page has been viewed 211 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 10, 2018, by Martin Schrattenholzer of Renton, Washington. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.