Near Great Falls in Cascade County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
The Great Falls of the Missouri River
Others followed Lewis and Clark. The Great Falls soon became a magnet for explorers and sightseers. In 1879, Ed Kelly was the first to hire guides and carry visitors in wagons to the falls. Visitors were awestruck by the natural wonder and descriptions of the falls in historical accounts are legion. Among those was Road-builder John Mullan's simple statement that the Great Falls "constituted a picture worthy (of) the pencil of the artist and the toil of the tourist." Since 1890, development of hydroelectric dams on the falls have significantly changed the appearance
Erected by Montana Centennial Project.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Lewis & Clark Expedition marker series.
Location. 47° 34.112′ N, 111° 15.36′ W. Marker is near Great Falls, Montana, in Cascade County. Marker is at the intersection of Morony Dam Road and U.S. 87, on the left when traveling west on Morony Dam Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Great Falls MT 59404, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Smallest River Runs Through It (approx. 2.6 miles away); Where Does the Water Come From? (approx. 2.7 miles away); These Springs Have Witnessed... (approx. 2.7 miles away); Pure Springs Along the Missouri River (approx. 2.7 miles away); Giant Fountain (approx. 2.7 miles away); Of Special Concern (approx. 2.7 miles away); One of Many Firsts (approx. 2.7 miles away); The Army's Navy (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Great Falls.
Categories. • Exploration • Natural Features •
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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 50 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 31, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.