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

Lewis and Clark

 
 
Lewis and Clark Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 24, 2017
1. Lewis and Clark Marker
Inscription. After crossing the Continental Divide southeast of here, Aug. 12, 1805, Lewis camped with a Shoshoni band near here, Aug. 13-14.
Lewis had to obtain Indian horses so his men could get from the upper Missouri to a navigable stream flowing to the Pacific. So he persuaded the Shoshoni to accompany him to the expedition's main camp east of the mountains. There he found the Shoshoni chief to be Sacajawea's brother. With horses and help from Sacajawea's people. Lewis and Clark came to this valley Aug. 26 on their way north to the Lolo Trail and the Clearwater.
 
Erected by Idaho Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 127.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Idaho State Historical Society, and the Lewis & Clark Expedition marker series.
 
Location. 45° 3.065′ N, 113° 41.116′ W. Marker is near Salmon, Idaho, in Lemhi County. Marker is on State Highway 28 near Haynes Creek/17 Mile Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Salmon ID 83467, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sacajawea (here, next to this marker); MacDonald's Battle (approx. 2 miles away); Waters Flowing to the Pacific
Lewis and Clark Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 24, 2017
2. Lewis and Clark Marker
(approx. 2 miles away); The Withington Caldera (approx. 4.2 miles away); Lewis Learns from the Lemhi Shoshone (approx. 4.2 miles away); Meriwether Lewis Makes Contact (approx. 4.2 miles away); Sacajawea Comes Home (approx. 4.2 miles away); William Clark's Scouting Mission (approx. 4.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salmon.
 
Categories. Exploration
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 4, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 4, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 63 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 4, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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