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Carmen in Lemhi County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

The Bluff

Lewis and Clark Trail

 
 
The Bluff Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, May 11, 2018
1. The Bluff Marker
Inscription.  "On August 21, 1805, Captain Clark and party camped near this spot. Clark wrote "crossed the river and went over a point of high land and struck it again near a bluff on the right side...those two men joined me at my camp on the right side below the first cliff...this cliff is of a redish brown color, the rocks of which fall from it isa dark flint tinged with that colour. Some gullies of white sand stone and sand fine and white as snow."
 
Erected by Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
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. A significant historical date for this entry is August 21, 1805.
 
Location. 45° 18.792′ N, 113° 54.318′ W. Marker is in Carmen, Idaho, in Lemhi County. Marker is on Casey Road (U.S. 93 at milepost 315) near Tower Rock Road when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 922 Casey Road, Carmen ID 83462, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. William Clark's Campsite, August 21 and 25, 1805 (about 700 feet
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away, measured in a direct line); Tower Rock: William Clark's "Clift" (about 700 feet away); Tower Creek (approx. 0.7 miles away); Lewis and Clark: Departure Camp (approx. 2.1 miles away); Erle and Lula Embley's Cabin (approx. 2.1 miles away); William Clark's "Pirimids" (approx. 2.1 miles away); Historic Lemhi Co. (approx. 4.8 miles away); Fort Bonneville (approx. 4.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carmen.
 
More about this marker. This marker is near the Tower Rock Recreation Site.
 
The Bluff Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, May 11, 2018
2. The Bluff Marker
Tower Rock image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, May 11, 2018
3. Tower Rock
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 23, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 277 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 23, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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