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Gibbonsville in Lemhi County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Lewis and Clark

 
 
Lewis and Clark Marker image. Click for full size.
By Chris English, August 25, 2012
1. Lewis and Clark Marker
Inscription.  On their way north searching for a route over Idaho's mountain barrier, Lewis and Clark left this canyon and ascended a high ridge to reach Bitterroot Valley, September 3-4, 1805. No Indian trail came this way, but Tobe, their experienced Shoshoni guide, got them past here anyway. They had to follow a difficult ridgetop divide over peaks more than 1000 feet higher than this highway. They met some Flathead Indians who surprised them by speaking a language stranger than anything they had ever heard.
 
Erected by Idaho Historical Society and Idaho Transportation Department. (Marker Number 269.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationNative Americans. In addition, it is included in the Idaho State Historical Society, and the Lewis & Clark Expedition series lists.
 
Location. 45° 39.578′ N, 113° 58.558′ W. Marker is in Gibbonsville, Idaho, in Lemhi County. Marker is on U.S. 93 at milepost 345, on the right when traveling north. This marker is located
View East from the Lewis and Clark Marker image. Click for full size.
By Chris English, August 25, 2012
2. View East from the Lewis and Clark Marker
on the east side of the road as U.S. 93 climbs switchbacks out of Idaho to Lolo Pass and Montana. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gibbonsville ID 83463, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lost Trail Pass (approx. 2.2 miles away); Jerry Fahey’s Cutoff (approx. 2.2 miles away); Which Way Did Lewis & Clark Go? (approx. 2.7 miles away in Montana); Salmon River Scenic Byway (approx. 2.7 miles away in Montana); Deep Creek (approx. 4.7 miles away); Natural Travel Corridor (approx. 7.9 miles away in Montana); Gibbonsville (approx. 8.4 miles away); A Story of Fires... to be continued (approx. 9˝ miles away in Montana). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gibbonsville.
 
Also see . . .  Idaho Historical Marker Guide. For the avid seeker of Idaho historical markers and history. (Submitted on September 27, 2012, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona.) 
 
View South from the Lewis and Clark Marker image. Click for full size.
By Chris English, September 25, 2012
3. View South from the Lewis and Clark Marker
View West from the Lewis and Clark Marker image. Click for full size.
By Chris English, August 25, 2012
4. View West from the Lewis and Clark Marker
Lewis and Clark Marker image. Click for full size.
By Chris English, August 25, 2012
5. Lewis and Clark Marker
Idaho Historical Society Information found on every IDOT/IHS marker image. Click for full size.
By Chris English, September 25, 2012
6. Idaho Historical Society Information found on every IDOT/IHS marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 26, 2012, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona. This page has been viewed 592 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 26, 2012, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona.   6. submitted on September 30, 2012, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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