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Kamiah in Idaho County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Long Camp

In 1806, Lewis and Clark waited six weeks

 

—for snow to melt from the high ridges of the Lolo Trail east of here —

 
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By Cosmos Mariner, July 14, 2016
1. Long Camp Marker
Inscription. In May and June, they camped across the river from present-day Kamiah near the railroad bridge. With their Nez Perce friends, they hunted, traded and played games. They showed the Nez Perce “the power of magnetism, the spye glass, compass, watch, air gun and Sundry other articles… novel to them.” Finally, with Indian guides, the captains set out on their long journey home.
 
Erected by Idaho Historical Society & Idaho Transportation Department. (Marker Number 310.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Idaho State Historical Society, and the Lewis & Clark Expedition marker series.
 
Location. 46° 13.346′ N, 116° 0.577′ W. Marker is in Kamiah, Idaho, in Idaho County. Marker is on U.S. 12 half a mile west of Dyche Road, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is located in a pull-out on the west side of US Highway 12, overlooking the Clearwater River. Marker is in this post office area: Kamiah ID 83536, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Asa Smith Mission (here, next to this marker); Louis and Clark Route (a few steps from this marker); Nez Perce National Historical Park
Long Camp Marker (<i>wide view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 14, 2016
2. Long Camp Marker (wide view)
(approx. 0.8 miles away); Trails at Heart of the Monster (approx. 0.8 miles away); Looking Glass (approx. 6.6 miles away); Gold Rush Historic Byway (approx. 13˝ miles away); Gold Rush Ferry (approx. 13˝ miles away).
 
More about this marker. Large wooden marker in good condition
 
Categories. ExplorationNative Americans
 
Long Camp Marker (<i>wide view showing adjacent markers</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 14, 2016
3. Long Camp Marker (wide view showing adjacent markers)
 
 
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 54 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. 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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