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Near Pomeroy in Garfield County, Washington — The American West (Northwest)
 

Lewis and Clark Expedition

 
 
Lewis and Clark Expedition Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 16, 2020
1. Lewis and Clark Expedition Marker
Inscription.  Early in May, 1806, Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, with a 30-man party and 23 pack horses passed eastward through this roadless area after wintering near the ocean at the western terminus - Fort Clatsop. They were short of food, horses and trade goods, living on the land from day to day. From the Snake River Crossing, these intrepid explorers crossed the Rocky Mountains and were boisterously welcomed at St. Louis on September 23. Their overland trip to the Pacific Ocean was a factor in establishing American claims to the Oregon County.
 
Erected by Historical Sites and Markers Commission, State Highway Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Exploration.
 
Location. 46° 26.139′ N, 117° 25.448′ W. Marker is near Pomeroy, Washington, in Garfield County. Marker is on U.S. 12 at milepost 414 near Sweeney Gulch Road, on the right when traveling east. The marker is at the Alpowa Summit Rest Area. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pomeroy WA 99347, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker
Lewis and Clark Expedition Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 16, 2020
2. Lewis and Clark Expedition Marker
, measured as the crow flies. "the Soil is extreamly fertile" (here, next to this marker); Ancient Crossroads (approx. 3.3 miles away); Lewis & Clark Historic Trail (approx. 7.6 miles away).
 
More about this marker. Duplicate markers are located at the rest area on the opposite side of the highway.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 4, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 32 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 4, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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