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Stevenson in Skamania County, Washington — The American West (Northwest)
 

Lewis and Clark Trail

 
 
Lewis and Clark Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
November 1, 2015
1. Lewis and Clark Trail Marker
Inscription.  
October 30, 1805
William Clark recorded in his journal that on this date, “A wet disagreeable evening, the only wood we could get to burn on this “little island” on which we have encamped is the newly discovered ash which makes a tolerable fire.“

The “little island” is about 1 ½ miles downstream from this marker and is submerged by the waters of the Bonneville Dam.

April 14, 1806
Meriwether Lewis recorded in his journal that on this date: “The mountains through which the river passes... are high, broken, rocky, partially covered with fir white cedar, and in many places exhibit very romantic seenes."

Marker placed by Washington State Society
Daughters of the American Revolution

December 3, 1999

 
Erected 1999 by Washington State Society Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
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 October 30, 1805.
 
Location.
Lewis and Clark Marker - Reverse Side image. Click for full size.
By Shirley A Stirling, November 4, 2015
2. Lewis and Clark Marker - Reverse Side
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45° 41.129′ N, 121° 53.948′ W. Marker is in Stevenson, Washington, in Skamania County. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 990 SW Rock Creek Dr, Stevenson WA 98648, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gatekeepers of the Columbia (within shouting distance of this marker); Great Depression Threatens Bank (approx. 0.9 miles away); "The Great Shoote" (approx. 0.9 miles away); Steamboats Docked at Stevenson (approx. 0.9 miles away); "Stump Lifter" Elected First Mayor (approx. one mile away); Stevenson Washington (approx. one mile away); "White Lightning" In The Back Alley (approx. one mile away); Bretz Floods (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stevenson.
 
More about this marker. made of Lake Superior green granite
 
Regarding Lewis and Clark Trail. Excerpt from Lewis & Clark Trail Heritage Foundation WA Chapter Newsletter, January 2000 edition:
“Approximately 35 members and friends showed up on a cloudy, blustery and rainy day to witness the dedication of this beautiful marker. Shirley Wagers, WSSDAR State Regent, gave the opening address and Barbara Carlson, WSSDAR 2nd Vice Regent (and the newest member of our WSLCTHF chapter along with her husband, Richard) arid Leota "Lee" King, WSSDAR State Historian and WS LCTHF member, unveiled the newest granite marker; The Washington State DAR received a $10,000 grant from the National Park
Lewis and Clark Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
November 4, 2015
3. Lewis and Clark Marker - Wide View
Service, under the direction of Richard Williams, for markers and the Tresko Monument company of Spokane contracted to make the markers...Leota King reports that the states of Kansas, Missouri, Montana and Washington are using the same stone and design to bring conformity to the Trail. Other states plan to join this DAR effort as the bicentennial of the Lewis and Clark expedition approaches.”

Erected: December 3, 1999 by Washington State Society of Daughters of the American Revolution. It was their second Lewis and Clark marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 12, 2015, by Shirley A Stirling of Lacey, Washington. This page has been viewed 312 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 12, 2015, by Shirley A Stirling of Lacey, Washington.   2. submitted on December 12, 2015.   3. submitted on December 12, 2015, by Shirley A Stirling of Lacey, Washington. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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