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

Three Forks: Clark's Party Splits

July 13, 1806 At the Three Forks of the Missouri

 
 
Three Forks: Clark's Party Splits Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, September 14, 2020
1. Three Forks: Clark's Party Splits Marker
Inscription.  Clark's party arrived at the Three Forks. Here the party split, "6 canoes and their party of 10 men under the command of Sergt. Ordway Set out" to travel down the Missouri to the Great Falls. Captain Clark with a party of 12, 49 horses and a colt, set out for the Yellowstone River.

The indian woman who has been of great service to me as a pilot through this Country recommends a gap in the mountains more South which I shall cross." -William Clark, July 13, 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. A significant historical date for this entry is July 13, 1806.
 
Location. 45° 59.709′ N, 108° 0.194′ W. Marker is near Worden, Montana, in Yellowstone County. Marker can be reached from State Highway 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.
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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. Yellowstone River: A Water Expressway (here, next to this marker); Transportation: Traveling Downstream (here, next to this marker); Transportation: Hoofing It (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.
 
Three Forks: Clark's Party Splits Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, August 19, 2022
2. Three Forks: Clark's Party Splits Marker
This marker has been updated, but the text remains the same.
Three Forks: Clark's Party Splits Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, September 14, 2020
3. Three Forks: Clark's Party Splits Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 4, 2024. It was originally submitted on January 28, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 124 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 28, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.   2. submitted on May 4, 2024, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.   3. submitted on January 28, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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Jul. 22, 2024