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Greer in Clearwater County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Gold Rush Historic Byway

Adventure Into Idaho’s Beginnings

 
 
Gold Rush Historic Byway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 14, 2016
1. Gold Rush Historic Byway Marker
Inscription. You are nearing the junction of historic Highway 11, now designated as Gold Rush Historic Byway. Winding its way through spectacular scenery, it passes through the traditional homeland of the Nez Perce Indians on the Weippe Prairie and the National Park site where they met Lewis and Clark.

See the “most terrible mountains” described in the Expedition’s journals and visit the prairies where the Nez Perce dug camas bulbs. Literally bursting with Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery history, the Gold Rush Historic Byway also features the famous 1860’s Gold Rush as well as rich logging history.

Follow the 42.5 mile byway and experience the same hospitality the Nez Perce showed to the Corps of Discovery 200 years ago. Don’t forget to stop at the Weippe Discovery Center where friendly staff will help you learn more about what this amazing country has to offer both historian and explorer alike.

Come take a drive with us and adventure into Idaho’s beginnings.
 
Erected by National Park Service in cooperation with Clearwater County.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Lewis & Clark Expedition marker series.
 
Location. 46° 22.786′ N, 116° 10.662′ W. Marker is in Greer, Idaho, in Clearwater County. Marker is on U.S. 12 1˝ miles south of State Highway 11, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is located in a large pull-out on the east side of US Highway 12, overlooking the Clearwater River. Marker is in this post office area: Orofino ID 83544, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gold Rush Ferry (here, next to this marker); Lewis and Clark (approx. 4.8 miles away); Canoe Building Site (approx. 11.1 miles away); Welcome to Canoe Camp (approx. 11.1 miles away); Pit House Village (approx. 11.1 miles away); Canoe Camp (approx. 11.1 miles away); Louis and Clark Route (approx. 13˝ miles away); Asa Smith Mission (approx. 13˝ miles away).
 
More about this marker. laminated wooden marker, rather badly weathered and faded
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 9, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 8, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 46 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on November 8, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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