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Dayton in Columbia County, Washington — The American West (Northwest)
 

Kimooenim Creek Lunch Site

 
 
Kimooenim Creek Lunch Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Martin Schrattenholzer, May 6, 2018
1. Kimooenim Creek Lunch Site Marker
Inscription.  
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.

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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.
 
Location. 46° 26.744′ N, 117° 46.377′ W. Marker is in Dayton, Washington

Kimooenim Creek Lunch Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Martin Schrattenholzer, May 6, 2018
2. Kimooenim Creek Lunch Site Marker
The "canyon west of the river" is in the center of the picture, right behind the plaque.
, in Columbia County. Marker is on Tucannon Rd one mile north of Majorie Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1070 Tucannon Rd, Dayton, WA 99328 , Dayton WA 99328, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Kendall Skyline Road (approx. 13.8 miles away).
 
Kimooenim Creek Lunch Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Martin Schrattenholzer, May 6, 2018
3. Kimooenim Creek Lunch Site Marker
Looking south where the weather is much like that encountered by the expedition as they proceeded up the canyon a bit before climbing out of it to the left.
 
 
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 76 times since then and 13 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.
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