Twin Bridges in Madison County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
The Trail of Lewis & Clark
The main body of the expedition passed this point in canoes on their way to the Pacific Ocean August 7, 1805.
In the bend of the river northwest from here is a ford used by the Indians for centuries before the coming of the white men. Near here Sacajawea caught sight of Beaverhead Rock, which identified this region as the home of her people.
The Federated Women’s Clubs of Madison County Montana
Erected by The Federated Women's Clubs of Madison County Montana.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Exploration • Native Americans. In addition, it is included in the Lewis & Clark Expedition series list. A significant historical date for this entry is August 3, 1805.
Location. 45° 32.747′ N, 112° 19.847′ Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 104 East 6th Avenue, Twin Bridges MT 59754, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Road Agent Trail (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sacajawea, "Pomp" and Seaman (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jefferson River - Beaverhead River (approx. 0.2 miles away); Which way did they go? (approx. 0.2 miles away); Recognizing her people's land (approx. 0.2 miles away); "...a handsome little river..." (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pavilion (approx. 0.2 miles away); Madison County Fairgrounds (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Twin Bridges.
More about this marker. Marker is a large metal plaque, mounted vertically at waist-level on a 5-foot tall stone monument.
Also see . . . Beaverhead Rock - Sacagawea's landmark. "The Indian woman," wrote Meriwether Lewis, "recognized the point of a high plain to our right which she informed us was not very distant from the summer retreat of her nation on a river beyond the mountains which (Submitted on January 8, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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