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

Lewis & Clark Portage Route

June - July 1805 - July, 1806

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 18, 2019
1. Lewis & Clark Portage Route Marker
Landmarks (right to left, the direction of Corps of Discovery's travel) Belt/Portage Creek; Great Falls; Crooked Falls; Rainbow Falls; Fountain Springs; Colter Falls; Black Eagle Falls; Sun/Medicine River; White Bear Islands.
Inscription.  To avoid the series of waterfalls along the Missouri River north of this point, the Expedition portaged their canoes and several tons of baggage, crossing the highway right here. At the lower camp, some 12 miles NE, the crew made crude wagons, the wheels sliced off a cottonwood tree. The upper camp, named after the bears which inhabited the islands, was located some 5 miles SW.
The portage was near man-killing. the men has to haul with all their strength wate & art Clark wrote.
 
Erected by Montana Department of Transportation.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Lewis & Clark Expedition marker series.
 
Location. 47° 29.641′ N, 111° 13.341′ W. Marker is in Great Falls, Montana, in Cascade County. Marker is on 10th Avenue South (U.S. 87) near 50th Street South, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5100 10th Avenue South, Great Falls MT 59405, 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. Malmstrom Air Force Base (a few steps from this marker); Ursuline Academy
Lewis & Clark Portage Route Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 18, 2019
2. Lewis & Clark Portage Route Marker
(approx. 2.2 miles away); The Experiment (approx. 2 miles away); Mobile Villages (approx. 2 miles away); Seaman: Companion to the Corps (approx. 2.6 miles away); A "great" Set of Falls (approx. 2.6 miles away); The Army's Navy (approx. 2.6 miles away); One of Many Firsts (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Great Falls.
 
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Lewis & Clark Portage Route Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 18, 2019
3. Lewis & Clark Portage Route Marker
Life-size Diorama of the Portage at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on January 6, 2020. This page originally submitted on December 19, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 47 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 19, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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