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

Camas Prairie

 
 
Camas Prairie Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 23, 2019
1. Camas Prairie Marker
Inscription.  Most of Camas Prairie's wind blown soil rests upon Columbia River lava flows. Coming from a series of widespread eruptions, they covered older, eroded granite rocks here some 6 to 17 million years ago.
Some earlier volcanic extrusions, including Kamiah Buttes (between which this highway passes) rise above those Camas Prairie lavas. Perhaps older than 40 million years, they resemble volcanic rocks from Challis, in south central Idaho, rather than newer lava from farther west. Geologists still are studying how these buttes are related to similar formations elsewhere in Idaho.
 
Erected by Idaho Historical Society, Idaho Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 372.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Idaho State Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 46° 8.139′ N, 116° 10.107′ W. Marker is near Nezperce, Idaho, in Lewis County. Marker is on State Highway 162 near Yellow Bird Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Nezperce ID 83543, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of
Camas Prairie Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 23, 2019
2. Camas Prairie Marker
this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lewis and Clark (approx. 7 miles away); Kooskia Crossing Kiosk (approx. 9 miles away); History of a Frontier Community (approx. 9.1 miles away); Trails at Heart of the Monster (approx. 9.4 miles away); Nez Perce National Historical Park (approx. 9.4 miles away); Long Camp (approx. 9.7 miles away); Asa Smith Mission (approx. 9.7 miles away); Lewis and Clark Route (approx. 9.7 miles away).
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 11, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 11, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 40 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 11, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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