Near Craig in Lewis and Clark County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
As the Corps of Discovery was preparing to leave this area, Captain Meriwether Lewis made an observation of the resident bighorn sheep. He was astounded at how they traversed on a narrow ledge but did not fall.
Bighorn Sheep are still in the area and you may observe one on the cliffs. Bighorn Sheep were new to Lewis and Clark. The captains took time to record these "new" animals in their journals.
Erected by Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation, Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Lewis & Clark Expedition marker series.
Location. 47° 7.946′ N, 111° 54.093′ W. Marker is near Craig, Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wolf Creek MT 59648, 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. "nearer than the route we Came" (here, next to this marker); Join the Voyage of Discovery (within shouting distance of this marker); Continuing the Journey (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dearborn's River (about 600 feet away); Michael John MacKinnon (about 600 feet away); "Cliffs High and Steep" (about 600 feet away); The Dearborn – Ancient Interstate Highway (approx. half a mile away); Remembering Governor Forrest H. Anderson (approx. 5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Craig.
More about this marker. This marker is located at the Southbound Dearborn Rest Area on Interstate 15.
Categories. • Animals • Exploration •
More. Search the internet for Bighorned Animals.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 30, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 30, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 48 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 30, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.