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Glendive in Dawson County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
 

Returning To The Plains

Clark on the Yellowstone

 
 
Returning To The Plains Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 27, 2022
1. Returning To The Plains Marker
Inscription.  
July 28, 1806
"Set out this morning at day light and proceeded on glideing down this Smooth Stream passing maney Isld...."

July 29, 1806
"in the fore part of the day, I saw great numbers of Buffalow on the banks, … great quantities of Coal in all the hills I passed this day. … Beaver is very plenty on this part of the Rochejhone. "

July 30, 1806
"here is the first appearance of Birnt hills which I have Seen on this river…"

August 1, 1806
" ...we had Showers of rain repeetedly all day... My Situation a very disagreeable one. in an open Canoe wet and without a possibility of keeping my Self dry. ... at 2 P M I was obliged to land to let the Buffalow Cross over ... the river was crouded with those animals for 1/2 an hour."

August 2, 1806
"about 8 A.M. this morning a Bear of the large vicious Species being on a Sand bar raised himself up on his hind feet and looked at us as we passed down near the middle of the river. he plunged into the water and Swam towards us, either from a disposition to attack't or from the Cent of the meat which was
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in the Canoes. we Shot him with three balls and he returned to Shore badly wounded."

August 3, 1806
"last night the Musquetors was so troublesom that no one of the party Selpt half the night. ... at 8. A.M. I arived at the Junction of the Rochejhone with the Missouri, and formed my Camp ..."

August 3, 1806
"The Rochejhone or Yellow Stone river is large and navagable with but fiew obstructions ... The Country through which it passes from those Mounts. to its junction is Generaly fertile rich open plains ..."

A Lasting Legacy
The Yellowstone River valley still contains much of the abundant wildlife that roamed the area when Clark and his party traveled through in 1806. The vibrant landscape, with its animals, birds and plants, is a living treasure that has been inhabited and cared for by many groups of people and cultures throughout time. What today's people bring to this Yellowstone region contributes to its legacy and will endure as vividly as the remarkable story of the Corps of Discovery.
 
Erected by Lower Yellowstone Lewis & Clark Regional Committee; and Montana Lewis & Clark Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsExploration
Marker detail: Map Legend Key image. Click for full size.
2. Marker detail: Map Legend Key
Native AmericansWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Lewis & Clark Expedition series list. A significant historical date for this entry is July 28, 1806.
 
Location. 47° 7.514′ N, 104° 41.422′ W. Marker is in Glendive, Montana, in Dawson County. Marker is on Montana Avenue just north of State Street, on the left when traveling north. This is the rightmost of three markers in the Clark on the Yellowstone kiosk, located in an interpretive park on the east side of the Glendive Dinosaur and Fossil Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 139 State Street, Glendive MT 59330, 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. Evidence Of The Expedition (here, next to this marker); Clark's Footprints To Eastern Montana's Future (here, next to this marker); Orpha Zilpha Parke Bovee (approx. 1.1 miles away); Sacred Heart Church (approx. 1.7 miles away); First Methodist Episcopal Church and Parsonage (approx. 1.7 miles away); Dawson County World War Memorial (approx. 1.8 miles away); Dion Building / Exchange Bank (approx. 1.8 miles away); 107 West Bell Street (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Glendive.
 
Related markers.
Returning To The Plains Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 27, 2022
3. Returning To The Plains Marker
(rightmost of three markers in the Clark on the Yellowstone kiosk)
Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Clark on the Yellowstone
 
Also see . . .
1. August 1, 1806: Waiting for buffalo.
On the Yellowstone, Clark waits for a large herd of buffalo to cross.
(Submitted on August 2, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. August 3, 1806: Clark reaches the Missouri.
Clark’s group reaches the Missouri-Yellowstone confluence and finds the mosquitoes problematic.
(Submitted on August 2, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 2, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 2, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 85 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 2, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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