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

Lewis and Clark

 
 
Lewis and Clark Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, May 5, 2018
1. Lewis and Clark Marker
Inscription.  On May 31, 1806, Sgt. John Ordway and Pvts. Frazer and Weiser began the return trip from Lewis’s (sic) River (Snake River) with salmon for Camp Chopunnish (Kamiah).
The men crossed the Camas Prairie near here on their way to rejoin the Corps of Discovery, waiting in Camp Chopunnish for mountain snows to recede before attempting to cross the Bitterroots. At about noon on June 2, the small group arrived with seventeen salmon and some roots they had purchased. Most of the fish were spoiled, but Lewis described those that were sound as “extremely delicious.”
 
Erected by Idaho Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 488.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Exploration. In addition, it is included in the Idaho State Historical Society, and the Lewis & Clark Expedition series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is May 31, 1806.
 
Location. 46° 1.602′ N, 116° 19.674′ W. Marker is near Cottonwood, Idaho, in Idaho County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 95 and Airport Road, on the
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right when traveling north on U.S. 95. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cottonwood ID 83522, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Nez Perce War (a few steps from this marker); Nez Perce War - Foster''s Gravesite (a few steps from this marker); Seventeen Volunteers (a few steps from this marker); Gathering at Tipahxlee’whum (Tepahlewam) (approx. 8.9 miles away); Camas Prairie (approx. 10.7 miles away); Tolo, Alab-lemot (approx. 11½ miles away); The Eimers Legacy (approx. 11½ miles away); The Camas Connection (approx. 11½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cottonwood.
 
More about this marker. Four markers are located at the turnout near the Highway 95 and Airport Road intersection.
 
Lewis and Clark Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, May 5, 2018
2. Lewis and Clark Marker
The marker is the third from the left.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 5, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 5, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 295 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 5, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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