Twin Bridges in Madison County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
Recognizing her people's land
The landmark that Sacajawea recognized was Beaverhead Rock, which lies approximately twelve miles ahead. On August 8th, 1805, Meriwether Lewis wrote: "this hill she says her nation calls the beaver's head from a conceived resemblance of it's figure to that head of that animal."
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"...the Indian Woman recognizes the point of a high plain...which she informed us was not very distant from the summer retreat of her nation." - Meriwether Lewis, August 08, 1805
Sacagawea, carrying her infant son Jean Baptiste, was about fifteen years old when she helped guide the Corps of Discovery through Southern Montana.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Exploration • Native Americans • Natural Features • Women. In addition, it is included in the Lewis & Clark Expedition series list. A significant historical date for this entry is August 8, 1805.
Location. 45° 32.607′ N, 112° 20.014′ W. Marker is in Twin Bridges, Montana, in Madison County. Marker can be reached from Fairgrounds Loop Road near State Highway 41. The marker is in the the gazebo at the Madison County Fairgrounds. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2 Fairgrounds Loop Road, Twin Bridges MT 59754, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Which way did they go? (here, next to this marker); Jefferson River - Beaverhead River (here, next to this marker); "...a handsome little river..." (here, next to this marker); Sacajawea, "Pomp" and Seaman (a few steps from this marker); Pavilion (within shouting distance of this marker); Madison County Fairgrounds (within shouting distance of this marker); Square Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Road Agent Trail (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Twin Bridges.
Credits. This page was last revised on March 6, 2022. It was originally submitted on March 6, 2022, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 89 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 6, 2022, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.