Near Ahsahka in Clearwater County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
Dedicated June, 1973
Erected by US Army Corp of Engineers, Walla Walla District.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 46° 30.829′ N, 116° 18.352′ W. Marker is near Ahsahka, Idaho, in Clearwater County. Marker is on Viewpoint Road near Old Ashahka Grade Road, on the right when traveling east. The marker is about 1/4 mile south of the Dworshak Visitor Center. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ahsahka ID 83520, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Indian Fishing Rock (approx. 0.4 miles away); Canoe Building Site (approx. 1.4 miles away); Ahsakha Village Site (approx. 1½ miles away); 1804-1806 Corps of Discovery (approx. 1½ miles away); Pit House Village (approx. 1½ miles away); Orofino: A Fine Place (approx. 1½ miles away); Welcome to Canoe Camp (approx. 1½ miles away); Canoe Camp (approx. 1½ miles away).
Also see . . . Dworshak Dam -- Wikipedia. The dam was controversial from the start, because it would block fish migration and its reservoir would flood a large portion of the winter range of elk in the Clearwater River basin. The North Fork of the Clearwater River had an excellent run of steelhead trout and "may have been the finest population of large-size steelhead in the world". However, proponents of the project held that the construction of a fish hatchery would maintain the river's steelhead runs, and that the construction of the dam would render other dam projects in the Clearwater River basin unnecessary. (Submitted on November 7, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 7, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 86 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 7, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.