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

Historic Lemhi Co.

 
 
Historic Lemhi Co. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 24, 2017
1. Historic Lemhi Co. Marker
Inscription. 1866 - Gold discovered at Leesburg by Elijah Mulkey, Wm. Smith, F.B. Sharkey, Jos. Rapp, & Ward Girton.
Mining has continued in Lemhi Co. with production of $30 Mil. in gold & nearly $35 Mil. in copper, lead, tungsten, silver, etc. 63 mineral species are found.
Aug. 1805 - Lewis & Clark entered Lemhi Valley 20 Mi. So. & crossed Idaho 75 Mi. No. to the Pacific.
1832 - Bonneville occupied valley 4 Mi. No. representing the U.S. in Oregon Territory.
1855 - a Mormon settlement established at Fort Lemhi near the place where Lewis and Clark first encamped: abandoned 1858.
Agriculture and stock raising established in 1870.
 
Erected by Idaho Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 125.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Idaho State Historical Society, and the Lewis & Clark Expedition marker series.
 
Location. 45° 14.628′ N, 113° 53.67′ W. Marker is near Carmen, Idaho, in Lemhi County. Marker is on Casey Road (U.S. 93) near Carmen Creek Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 459 Casey Road, Carmen ID 83462, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Bonneville
Historic Lemhi Co. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 24, 2017
2. Historic Lemhi Co. Marker
This marker is closest to the viewer.
(within shouting distance of this marker); William Clark's Campsite, August 21 and 25, 1805 (approx. 4.7 miles away); Tower Rock: William Clark's "Clift" (approx. 4.7 miles away); Tower Creek (approx. 5 miles away); The Dog of Discovery (approx. 5.6 miles away); Sacajawea (approx. 5.6 miles away); Sacajawea Historic Byway (approx. 5.6 miles away); Lewis and Clark (approx. 12.1 miles away).
 
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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 51 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 6, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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