Carmen in Lemhi County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
In a grove of cottonwoods across the river, Capt. B.L.E. Bonneville established a winter fur trade post. Sept. 26, 1832.
His fort, described by a rival trapper as "a miserable establishment" - - -"consisted of several log cabins, low, badly constructed, and admirably situated for beseigers only, who would be sheltered on every side by timber, brush, etc." But several bands of Friendly Flathead and Nez Perce Indians camped nearby, and Bonneville fully enjoyed his hunter's life here in the midst of "a wild and bustling scene."
Erected by Idaho Historical Society and Idaho Transportation Department. (Marker Number 241.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and Castles • Industry & Commerce • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Idaho State Historical Society series list. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1805.
Location. 45° 14.62′ N, 113° 53.65′ W. Marker is in Carmen, Idaho, in Lemhi County. Marker is on Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Carmen ID 83462, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Historic Lemhi Co. (within shouting distance of this marker); William Clark's Campsite, August 21 and 25, 1805 (approx. 4.7 miles away); Tower Rock: William Clark's "Clift" (approx. 4.7 miles away); The Bluff (approx. 4.8 miles away); Tower Creek (approx. 5˝ miles away); The Dog of Discovery (approx. 5.6 miles away); Sacajawea (approx. 5.6 miles away); Sacajawea Historic Byway (approx. 5.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carmen.
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