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Near Bozeman in Gallatin County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
 

Entering the Yellowstone Valley

 
 
Entering the Yellowstone Valley Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, August 4, 2022
1. Entering the Yellowstone Valley Marker
Captions: (background image) Artist J.K. Ralston's rendition of Clark and party entering the Yellowstone Valley from Bozeman Pass.; (image, , lower right) The mountain pass traveled by the expedition is known as Bozeman Pass, named for John Bozeman, and early trailblazer of the 1860s.
Inscription.  "from the three forks of the Easterly fork of the Galletines River to the river Rochejhone is 18 miles on an excellent high dry firm road the very incoiderable hills." William Clark, July 15, 1806

Captain William Clark, of the Lewis and Clark Expedition of 1804-1806, lead a party of eight men, his enslaved attendant York, and interpreter Toussaint Charbonneau, his Shoshoni wife Sacajawea, and their child down the Yellowstone River in July 1806. They traveled with 50 horses southeasterly from present-day Three Forks, pursuing a winding course over the Gallatin and East Gallatin rivers and other creeks dammed by beaver. br Following a well-beaten buffalo road, they camped on Kelly Creek about four miles was to present-day Bozeman, crossing this pass about one mile north of here. Clark commented on the abundance of beaver dams on all streams.
 
Erected by Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail.
 
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 15, 1806.
 
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45° 40.012′ N, 110° 48.445′ W. Marker is near Bozeman, Montana, in Gallatin County. Marker is on West Bozeman Hill Road (aka Old US Highway 10 W) near Beacon Hill Road, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bozeman MT 59715, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bozeman Pass (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Malmborg School (approx. 1˝ miles away); Legacy of Lewis and Clark: Opening the Yellowstone Corridor (approx. 5.2 miles away); Captain Clark and the Corps of Discovery on the Yellowstone (approx. 5.2 miles away); Fort Ellis (approx. 8.1 miles away); The Bozeman Trail (approx. 8.1 miles away).
 
Entering the Yellowstone Valley Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, August 4, 2022
2. Entering the Yellowstone Valley Marker
Entering the Yellowstone Valley Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, August 4, 2022
3. Entering the Yellowstone Valley Marker
Bozeman Pass in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 13, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 13, 2022, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 101 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 13, 2022, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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