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

Lemhi Pass

Looking South Along the Continental Divide

 
 
Lemhi Pass Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 24, 2017
1. Lemhi Pass Marker
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Inscription.
Who passed this way?
In August of 1805 members of the Lewis and Clark Expedition and Shoshone Indians crossed Lemhi Pass six time in 15 days.

Monday, the 12th --- Lewis, McNeal, Drouillard & Shields --- headed west
Thursday, the 15th --- Lewis & 3 men with Cameahwait & 60 Shoshones --- headed east
Monday, the 19th --- Clark & 11 men, Charbonneau, Sacajawea, Pomp, Cameahwait & Shoshones --- headed west
Wednesday, the 21st --- Charbonneau, Sacajawea, Pomp, Cameahwait & Shoshones --- headed east
Sunday, the 25th --- Shoshone messengers sent by Cameahwait --- headed west
Monday, the 26th ---Lewis and the main Expedition aided by Shoshones --- headed west

 
Erected by Beaverhead-Deerlodge & Salmon-Chaillis National Forest.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Lewis & Clark Expedition marker series.
 
Location. 44° 58.736′ N, 113° 26.849′ W. Marker is near Tendoy, Idaho, in Lemhi County. Marker is on Warm Springs Road (Forest Road 158) near Lewis and Clark Highway (Forest Road 013), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tendoy ID 83468, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least
Lemhi Pass Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 24, 2017
2. Lemhi Pass Marker
This marker is on the left.
8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Agency Creek (here, next to this marker); A Communication Across the Continent by Water (approx. 0.2 miles away); "Immence (sic) Ranges of High Mountains Still to the West of Us..." (approx. 0.2 miles away); From Route ... To Road (approx. 0.3 miles away); Crossing the Great Divide (approx. 0.3 miles away); "Most Distant Fountain" of the Mighty Missouri (approx. 0.6 miles away in Montana); The Beginning of the "Endless Missouri" (approx. 0.6 miles away in Montana); Sacajawea Memorial Area (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tendoy.
 
More about this marker. 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.
 
Categories. ExplorationNative Americans
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 3, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 3, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 52 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 3, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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