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

Lewis and Clark

 
 
Lewis and Clark Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, May 6, 2018
1. Lewis and Clark Marker
Inscription.  Journeying toward the Clearwater, 6 men under Clark met the Nez Perce Indians not far from here, September 20, 1805.
Clark first saw 3 frightened Indian boys who hid in the grass. Finding two, he reassured them with small presents and "Sent them forward to the village." The Indian people, though naturally somewhat nervous in greeting the first whites to reach their land, fed Clark's men. The next day, Clark "collected a horse load of roots & 3 Sammon" to send back to the main expedition.
 
Erected by Idaho Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 261.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationNative Americans. 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 September 20, 1805.
 
Location. 46° 22.548′ N, 115° 57.087′ W. Marker is in Weippe, Idaho, in Clearwater County. Marker is on West Pierce Street (State Highway 11) near West 7th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1001 West Pierce Street, Weippe ID 83553, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Weippe Prairie (here, next to this marker); "Handsome Small Prairie" (here, next to this marker); First Contact Between Two Cultures (approx. 0.4 miles away); Corps of Discovery (approx. 2.2 miles away); a different marker also named First Contact Between Two Cultures (approx. 2.2 miles away); a different marker also named Weippe Prairie (approx. 2.2 miles away); Fraser Park (approx. 4.6 miles away); Fraser (approx. 4.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Weippe.
 
Lewis and Clark Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, May 6, 2018
2. Lewis and Clark Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 11, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 10, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 197 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 10, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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