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Helena in Lewis and Clark County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
 

Gates of the Mountain

 
 
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1. Gates of the Mountain Marker
Inscription.  "In commemoration of the intrepid explorers, comprising the Lewis and Clark Expedition who discovered this canyon and encamped here July 19-1805 on their westward voyage of trans-continental exploration enroute up the Missouri River bound for the Pacific Northwest. Dedicated by Oro Fino Chapter Daughters of the American Revoluton,, July 19, 1927"
 
Erected 1927 by Oro Fino Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Exploration. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Lewis & Clark Expedition series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is July 19, 1805.
 
Location. 46° 52.23′ N, 111° 54.138′ W. Marker is in Helena, Montana, in Lewis and Clark County. Marker can be reached from Interstate 15. Located 20 miles north of Helena, off I-15, Meriwether Picnic Area of the Gates of the Mountains Wilderness accessible via boat trip; marker moved in 1951 and again in the later 1970s. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Helena MT 59602, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers
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are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old U.S. Highway 91 (approx. 11˝ miles away); The Mann Gulch Fire (approx. 11˝ miles away); Ordway Creek? (approx. 11.6 miles away); Wolf Creek Hotel (approx. 12.3 miles away); Remembering Governor Forrest H. Anderson (approx. 14.3 miles away).
 
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2. Gates of the Mountain Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 14, 2020. This page has been viewed 180 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 14, 2020. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Jul. 21, 2024