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Great Falls in Cascade County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
 

Explorers at the Portage

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 14, 2019
1. Explorers at the Portage Marker
Inscription.  excerpt from the journals of Captain Meriwether Lewis
I scelected a fat buffaloe and shot him very well Robert M. Scriver, Sculptor , through the lungs ... expecting him to fall ...
...a large white, or reather brown bear ... crept on me within 20 steps before I discovered him;... I drew up my gun to shoot, ... but recolected that she was not loaded ... I thought of retreating in a brisk walk ... as he was advancing ... but I had no sooner terned myself about but he pitched at me, open mouthed and full speed, ... the ideas struk me to get into the water to such a depth that I could stand and he would be obliged to swim, and that I should in that situation defend myself with my espontoon; ... the moment I put myself in this attitude of defence he sudonly wheeled about ... (and) declined the combat."
(sic) Capt. Lewis - June 14, 1805

This statue, presented to the city of Great Falls, was made possible with the financial assistance provided by the following Montanans; Leo Graybill Jr., Donald Ostrem, G. Robert Crotty Jr., Gregory H. Warner, Turner C. Graybill, Michael G. Barer, Stephen A. Doherty, Dorothy Anderson,
Explorers at the Portage Statue and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 14, 2019
2. Explorers at the Portage Statue and Marker
Thomas Mather, Harold Poulsen, L.A. Donahue, Thomas Curren, Roy Volk, Robert M. Scriver, Lawrence Rossmiller, Charles Hope.

A Montana Centennial Project dedicated at Great Falls, Montana July 4, 1989
 
Erected 1989 by Montana Centennial Project.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Lewis & Clark Expedition marker series.
 
Location. 47° 29.549′ N, 111° 18.4′ W. Marker is in Great Falls, Montana, in Cascade County. Marker is on Overlook Drive near 10th Avenue South, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Great Falls MT 59401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Portage Around the Falls (a few steps from this marker); The Falls: Obstacle or Opportunity (a few steps from this marker); Commissary of the Plains (a few steps from this marker); Arvon Block (approx. 0.8 miles away); Bus Depot and Garage (approx. 0.8 miles away); Murphy Maclay Hardware Store (approx. 0.9 miles away); Union Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); New Park Hotel (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Great Falls.
 
More about this marker. The statue is in Broadwater Overlook Park.
 
Categories. Exploration
 
Explorers at the Portage statue image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 14, 2019
3. Explorers at the Portage statue
Explorers at the Portage Statue image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 14, 2019
4. Explorers at the Portage Statue
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 31, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 31, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 44 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 31, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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