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

Welcome to Colgate Licks

 
 
Welcome to Colgate Licks Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, May 10, 2018
1. Welcome to Colgate Licks Marker
Inscription.  Above the parking lot is an open glade where natural mineral licks attract a variety of wildlife. These licks were named after George Colgate who was the cook for a hunting party in the early 1890s. Heavy snow trapped the group and prevented them from reaching the Lolo Trail on foot. Insistent on reaching their goal, the party quickly built a raft to float the river. The frail craft broke apart in the river's wild waters, forcing the group ashore to walk out. Ill and unable to walk, Colgate was left behind. His remains were found later, and were buried at this site.
 
Erected by U.S. Forest Service, Clearwater National Forest.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesDisastersNatural Resources.
 
Location. 46° 27.882′ N, 114° 56.424′ W. Marker is near Kooskia, Idaho, in Idaho County. Marker is on U.S. 12 at milepost 148, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kooskia ID 83539, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured
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as the crow flies. Indian Post Office (approx. 6.1 miles away); My Name is K'useynisskit (approx. 6.9 miles away); Nimiipuum Wetes (approx. 6.9 miles away); Howard Camp (approx. 7˝ miles away); Songs Of Sadness On This Sacred Path (approx. 8.1 miles away); "...Observe the face of the country..." (approx. 8.1 miles away); "...Across the Endless Sea of Mountains..." (approx. 8.1 miles away); Whitehouse Pond (approx. 8.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kooskia.
 
More about this marker. The marker is located at the Colgate Licks National Recreational Trail parking lot.
 
Welcome to Colgate Licks Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, May 10, 2018
2. Welcome to Colgate Licks Marker
Diagram of the Colgate Licks National Recreational Trail image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, May 10, 2018
3. Diagram of the Colgate Licks National Recreational Trail
Lochsa River image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, May 10, 2018
4. Lochsa River
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 11, 2018. It was originally submitted on September 11, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 303 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 11, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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