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Near Big Sandy in Chouteau County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
 

Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail

1804 • Commemorating 200 Years • 2004

 

— Lewis & Clark Campsite May 28, 1805 —

 
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 23, 2020
1. Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail Marker
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Erected by Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Exploration. In addition, it is included in the Lewis & Clark Expedition series list. A significant historical date for this entry is May 28, 1805.
 
Location. 47° 44.327′ N, 109° 37.327′ W. Marker is near Big Sandy, Montana, in Chouteau County. Marker can be reached from Judith Landing Road (State Highway 236), on the left when traveling south. The marker is located on a pathway heading east from the boat launch ramp. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Big Sandy MT 59520, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tale of Two Treaties (here, next to this marker); Naturally Sustained Productivity (here, next to this marker); Welcome to the Mountain Ranges (here, next to this marker); The Anglos Are Coming (here, next to this marker); Camp Cooke (approx. ¼ mile away); The Judith River Formation (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fort Chardon
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 23, 2020
2. Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail Marker
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(approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Camp Cooke (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Big Sandy.
 
More about this marker. The maker is surrounded by several other informational plaques, but being close to the ground it may be hidden by tall grass. You may trip over it!
 
Also see . . .  May 28 - 29, 1805 - Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. ...camped imedeately opposit to a Small Creek on the Lard. Side we call Bull Creek from the Circumstance of a Buffalow Bull swiming from the opposit Side and comeing out of the river imedeately across one of the Perogues without Sinking or injureing any thing in the Perogue, and passing with great violence thro' our Camp in the night makeing 3 angles without hurting a man, altho they lay in every direction, and it was very dark... (Submitted on December 5, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 5, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 34 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 5, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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