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

William Clark's Campsite, August 21 and 25, 1805

 
 
William Clark's Campsite, August 21 and 25, 1805 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 24, 2017
1. William Clark's Campsite, August 21 and 25, 1805 Marker
Inscription. William Clark's reconnaissance party camped here on their way down the Salmon River on August 21. They returned on the 25th, convinced that the canyon was impassable. Clark's hunters saw deer and elk, but not close enough to chance a shot.
"Old Toby," Clark's Lemhi Shoshone guide, obtained two salmon from some Lemhi women and children who were gathering berries near the river. Clark found the salmon "pleasant eateing," but complained that they weakened him "verry fast." Mountain hunger had began.

"Two men went out to hunt and all the rest to fish. We soon caught as many small fish as made, with two salmon our guide got from some indians, a comfortable supper." - Patrick Gass, August 25, 1805
 
Erected by Bureau of Land Management.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Lewis & Clark Expedition marker series.
 
Location. 45° 18.69′ N, 113° 54.384′ W. Marker is in Salmon, Idaho, in Lemhi County. Marker is on Casey Road (U.S. 93) near Tower Rock Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 849 Casey Road, Salmon ID 83467, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies.
Tower Rock and William Clark's Campsite, August 21 and 25, 1805 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 24, 2017
2. Tower Rock and William Clark's Campsite, August 21 and 25, 1805 Marker
The marker is on the right.
Tower Rock: William Clark's "Clift" (a few steps from this marker); Tower Creek (approx. 0.8 miles away); Historic Lemhi Co. (approx. 4.7 miles away); Fort Bonneville (approx. 4.7 miles away); Lewis and Clark (approx. 7.7 miles away); Salmon River Encounter (approx. 7.9 miles away); In Commemoration of Old Toby the Shoshone Indian (approx. 7.9 miles away); Hungry, Wet and Cold (approx. 10 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salmon.
 
More about this marker. The marker is located at the Tower Rock Recreation Site.
 
Categories. Exploration
 
 
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 47 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 6, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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