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

Mobile Villages

 
 
Mobile Villages Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 19, 2019
1. Mobile Villages Marker
Inscription.  Regimented Routine
The men followed military protocol, receiving orders from the captains and sergeants. The daily chores became second nature and never-ending.
They hunted, cooked for today, or dried meat for tomorrow.
They prepared hides for clothing and mended moccasins.
They cleaned and repaired firearms and made lead balls.
They patched boats and sharpened tools.
What other daily jobs did they do?

The Corps of Discovery set up and broke camp hundreds of times, sometimes laying over for several days. They often needed to dry water-soaked clothes and supplies, stockpile food and repair equipment.

Explore River Camp
Although the Corps never camped here, demonstrations at this "river camp" show how they accomplished daily chores. If you see someone working, pitch in and help!
 
Erected by Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Lewis & Clark Expedition marker series.
 
Location. 47° 31.76′ N,
Mobile Villages Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 19, 2019
2. Mobile Villages Marker
111° 14.222′ W. Marker is in Great Falls, Montana, in Cascade County. Marker is on Giant Springs Road near River Drive North. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4201 Giant Springs Road, Great Falls MT 59405, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Seaman: Companion to the Corps (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Experiment (about 400 feet away); A "great" Set of Falls (about 500 feet away); The Army's Navy (about 700 feet away); One of Many Firsts (approx. mile away); Of Special Concern (approx. mile away); Giant Fountain (approx. half a mile away); Pure Springs Along the Missouri River (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Great Falls.
 
More about this marker. The marker is on the River's Edge Trail below the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center.
 
Categories. Exploration
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on December 28, 2019. This page originally submitted on December 28, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 41 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 28, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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