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

Tower Creek

Lewis & Clark Trail

 
 
Tower Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 24, 2017
1. Tower Creek Marker
Inscription. Captain Clark, after viewing the Continental Divide on August 22, 1805, remarked, “... we set out early passed a small creek on the right at 1 mile and the points of four mountains verry steep, high, and rockey. The assent of three was so steep that it is incredible to describe...”
On August 31, 1805, on returning to this locale, the party turned from the Salmon River and traveled up Tower Creek. Clark wrote, “... we proceeded on the road on which I had descended as far as the first run below and left the road and encamped in some old lodges at the place the road leaves the creek and assends the high countrey (sic)... Passes remarkable rock resembling pirimids (sic) on the left side...”
 
Erected by Bureau of Land Management.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Lewis & Clark Expedition marker series.
 
Location. 45° 19.374′ N, 113° 54.216′ W. Marker is near Salmon, Idaho, in Lemhi County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Casey Road (U.S. 93) and Tower Creek Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 988 Casey Road, Salmon ID 83467, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker
Tower Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 24, 2017
2. Tower Creek Marker
, measured as the crow flies. The Bluff (approx. 0.7 miles away); William Clark's Campsite, August 21 and 25, 1805 (approx. 0.8 miles away); Tower Rock: William Clark's "Clift" (approx. 0.8 miles away); Lewis and Clark: Departure Camp (approx. 1.6 miles away); William Clark's "Pirimids" (approx. 1.6 miles away); Erle and Lula Embley's Cabin (approx. 1.6 miles away); Historic Lemhi Co. (approx. 5 miles away); Fort Bonneville (approx. 5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salmon.
 
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The "mountains" Clark is referring too. image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 24, 2017
3. The "mountains" Clark is referring too.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 6, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 6, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 79 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 6, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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