Near Skamania in Skamania County, Washington — The American West (Northwest)
Lewis and Clark - The Biddle Family
Henry J. Biddle purchased Beacon Rock in 1915 to preserve it for posterity and completed the trail in 1918. His son Spencer and Daughter Rebecca Biddle Wood gave this historic landmark to the State of Washington in 1935 to create Beacon Rock State Park. An ancestor, Nicholas Biddle of Philadelphia, edited the first (1814) edition of the Lewis and Clark Journals.
Erected 1938 by Lewis and Clark Committee of Washington and Oregon.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Exploration • Landmarks • Roads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Lewis & Clark Expedition series list. A significant historical date for this entry is October 31, 1805.
Location. 45° 37.736′ N, 122° 1.227′ W. Marker is near Skamania, Washington, in Skamania County. Marker can be reached from Evergreen Highway (Washington Route 14 at milepost 36), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stevenson WA 98648, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. Beacon Rock (approx. 3 miles away in Oregon); Sturgeon Habitat (approx. 3.2 miles away in Oregon); Oneonta Tunnel (approx. 3.8 miles away in Oregon); Oneonta Gorge (approx. 3.8 miles away in Oregon); Bradford Island Fishway (approx. 3.8 miles away in Oregon); This Old Turbine (approx. 3.9 miles away); Simon Benson (approx. 5.9 miles away in Oregon); Welcome to Multnomah Falls (approx. 5.9 miles away in Oregon).
More about this marker. This area is 30 miles east of I-205 in Vancouver.
Also see . . . Beacon Rock. Information, history and photos of Beacon Rock. (Submitted on August 27, 2012.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 26, 2012, by Rachel Aschmann of Camas, Washington. This page has been viewed 729 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 26, 2012, by Rachel Aschmann of Camas, Washington. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Wide area view of Beacon Rock. • Can you help?