Near Syringa in Idaho County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
Indian Post Office
"Walking on Sacred Ground"
"Tribal members are still using the trail as they did for thousands of years and generations. The are still hunting, fishing, picking berries, and gathering plants for food and medicine." -- Sandi McFarland 2003
Indian Post office is still a sacred place to be honored and respected.
"It's like walking on sacred ground." -- Mylie Lawyer 2002
Lonesome Cove Camp, Cape. William Clark, September 16, 1805
"... Steep hills Side & falling timber Continue to day, and a thickly timbered Countrey of 8 different kinds of pine, which are So covered with snow, that in passing thro them we
This camp is located in the glade below about one mile northwest.
Erected by National Forest Service, Clearwater National Forest; Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Lewis & Clark Expedition marker series.
Location. 46° 32.781′ N, 114° 59.29′ W. Marker is near Syringa, Idaho, in Idaho County. Marker is on Lolo Motorway (Forest Road 500) near Forest Road 566, on the right when traveling south. 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 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Howard Camp (approx. 3.9 miles away); Nímíípuu and Selish Welcome to Colgate Licks (approx. 6.1 miles away); My Name is K'useynisskit (approx. 8 miles away); Nimiipuum Wetes (approx. 8 miles away); Smoking Place (approx. 9.2 miles away); Songs Of Sadness On This Sacred Path (approx. 10 miles away); "...Observe the face of the country..." (approx. 10 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Syringa.
More about this marker. The term motorway as applied to the Lolo Motorway should be understood as it was originally defined and not the expressway with think of today. The Lolo Motorway was built by the CCC in the 1930s over practically impassable terrain (for automobiles). In places the road is extremely rocky, steep and narrow with shear drop-offs. In short, the Lolo Motorway should only be driven by 4WD vehicles and the like.
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 9, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 9, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 9, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.