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Near Burbank in Walla Walla County, Washington — The American West (Northwest)
 

Lewis and Clark Trail

 
 
Lewis and Clark Trail Marker (Rear) image. Click for full size.
By Shirley A Stirling, December 10, 2016
1. Lewis and Clark Trail Marker (Rear)
Inscription.  
October 16, 1805
William Clark recorded in his journal that on this date:

"After getting safely over the rapid and having taken diner set out and proceeded on seven miles to the junction of this river and the Columbia which joins from the N.W.”

The words "this river" refer to the Snake River, which flows into the Columbia about one mile to the southwest of this marker.
 
Erected 2000 by Washington State Society Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
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° 12.871′ N, 119° 0.788′ W. Marker is near Burbank, Washington, in Walla Walla County. Marker can be reached from Hood Park Road, on the left when traveling east. Marker is located in Hood Park. tucked between the Snake River, Highways 12 and 124, both highways official Lewis and Clark Trail highways. The marker is inside the park in a picnic area near
Lewis and Clark Trail Marker (Front) image. Click for full size.
By Shirley A Stirling, July 20, 2016
2. Lewis and Clark Trail Marker (Front)
a utility building, and to the right of a parking lot. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Burbank WA 99323, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sacagawea (approx. 0.7 miles away); Ainsworth (approx. 0.7 miles away); Here Stood Fort Nez Perce (approx. 10.3 miles away); Fort Nez Percés / Fort Walla Walla (approx. 10.3 miles away); Fort Walla Walla (approx. 10.3 miles away); The History of Wallula (approx. 11.8 miles away).
 
More about this marker. The marker is tucked between the Snake River, Highways 12 and 124, both highways official Lewis and Clark Trail highways. The marker is inside the park in a picnic area near a utility building, and to the right of a parking lot.Made of Lake Superior green granite, it is the third Lewis & Clark marker in a series of four. The front of the marker displays the NSDAR insignia, the Lewis & Clark Corps of Discovery logo and the words “Lewis and Clark Trail” highlighted in gold leaf. The back of the marker quotes William Clark in his journal.

Excerpt from: Lewis & Clark Trail Heritage Foundation WA Chapter Newsletter, August 2000 edition: On June 8, 2000, the Washington State Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, dedicated their third Lewis and Clark trail marker. Master of Ceremonies for the event was new State Regent, Barbara Herbst-Anderson. Shirley Wagers, under whose Regency this project was started and who is now a Vice President General of the National Society, DAR, gave the dedicatory address. Sgt. Patrick Gass of the Corps of Discovery was expected to attend, but his canoe must have swamped on the way up river because he didn't arrive. He has been a long-time house guest of Gary Lentz, manager of the Lewis and Clark Trail State Park near Dayton. by Leota L. King
 
Lewis and Clark Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Shirley A Stirling, April 27, 2018
3. Lewis and Clark Trail Marker
Lewis and Clark Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Shirley A Stirling, April 27, 2018
4. Lewis and Clark Trail Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 26, 2018. It was originally submitted on July 25, 2018, by Shirley A Stirling of Lacey, Washington. This page has been viewed 112 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 25, 2018, by Shirley A Stirling of Lacey, Washington. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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