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Near Worden in Yellowstone County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
 

Transportation: Traveling Downstream

July 15, 1806 Encampment

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, September 14, 2020
1. Transportation: Traveling Downstream Marker
Inscription.  Now that Clark and his party were out of the mountains and preparing to travel on the Yellowstone, they needed to build canoes in order to rendezvous with Lewis as quickly as possible. Few large trees existed along the headwaters regions of the Yellowstone due to poor soils and harsh climate. In addition, buffalo and elk trampled and ate the vegetation along the riverbanks curtailing the growth of trees. Thus there were no trees large enough to build canoes.

"I can See no timber Sufficient large for a Canoe which will carry more than 3 men and such a one would be too Small to answer my purpose..." - William Clark, July 15, 1806
 
Erected by Bureau of Land Management and National Conservation Lands.
 
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.
 
Location. 45° 59.708′ N, 108° 0.191′ W. Marker is near Worden, Montana, in Yellowstone County. Marker can be reached from State Highway
Transportation: Traveling Downstream Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 14, 2020
2. Transportation: Traveling Downstream Marker
312 near South 31st Road, on the right when traveling west. This marker is on The "Yellowstone River" Walkway at Pompeys Pillar National Monument. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3001 Highway 312, Worden MT 59088, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Transportation: Hoofing It (here, next to this marker); Three Forks: Clark's Party Splits (here, next to this marker); Yellowstone River: A Water Expressway (here, next to this marker); Injury Forces a Halt to Build Canoes (within shouting distance of this marker); Preparations of Continuing the Trip (within shouting distance of this marker); Clark's Canoe Camp on the Yellowstone, Archaeology Study (within shouting distance of this marker); Using Modern Mapping Technology to Help Solve a 200 Year-Old Mystery (within shouting distance of this marker); Making Canoes, Then and Now (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Worden.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 27, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 27, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 56 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 27, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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Feb. 26, 2021