Near Tendoy in Lemhi County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
Sacajawea (Memorial Area)
As time goes on, Sacajawea continues to inspire our admiration and curiosity. People delight in the stories of Sacajawea. These stories continue to be retold in many ways, generation after her passing.
This special memorial area was created in 1932, honoring Sacajawea as an interpreter, guide and counselor to the Lewis and Clark Expedition.
At Camp Fortunate, Sacajawea was a vital link between the Expedition and the Shoshone Indians as they traded for horses and learned about the road ahead.
In southwestern Montana, Sacajawea pointed out important landmarks for Lewis and Clark. Throughout the Expedition, she shared her knowledge of native plants as food and medicine.
Erected by Beaverhead Deerlodge & Salmon National Forest.
Location. 44° 58.212′ N, 113° 26.61′ W. Marker is near Tendoy, Idaho, in Lemhi County. Marker is on Lemhi Pass Road near Forest Road 013, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tendoy ID 83468, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within Sacajawea Memorial Area (a few steps from this marker); The Beginning of the "Endless Missouri" (within shouting distance of this marker in Montana); "Most Distant Fountain" of the Mighty Missouri (within shouting distance of this marker in Montana); Crossing the Great Divide (approx. 0.3 miles away); From Route ... To Road (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lemhi Pass (approx. 0.6 miles away); Agency Creek (approx. 0.6 miles away); A Communication Across the Continent by Water (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tendoy.
More about this marker. This marker is located in the Sacajawea Memorial Area. br
This marker is on the Lewis and Clark National Back Country Byway and Adventure Road. The Byway is a 36 mile loop from Tendoy, Idaho to Lemhi Pass and back to Tendoy over gravel roads with a 4000 foot gain and loss in elevation. There are 10 designated stops with pullouts on the Byway and over two dozen information panels and markers on route. Estimated travel time is about 3 hours.
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 16, 2018. This page originally submitted on November 1, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 81 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 1, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.