Orofino in Clearwater County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
1804-1806 Corps of Discovery
“A” Order Control Point
The brass monument nearby is provided by the Idaho Society of Professional Land Surveyors in cooperation with the National Geodetic Survey to commemorate the “Lewis and Clark” Corps of Discovery campsite at Canoe Camp, Idaho.
Latitude N 46 30’ 04” - Longitude W 116 19’ 49”
Elevation 985 ft
Placed March 2005
Erected 2005 by Idaho Society of Professional Land Surveyors & National Geodetic Survey.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Lewis & Clark Expedition marker series.
Location. 46° 30.073′ N, 116° 19.827′ W. Marker is in Orofino, Idaho, in Clearwater County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of U.S. 12 and 140th Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in Lewis & Clark Canoe Camp State Park, on the north side of the highway, between the highway and 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 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pit House Village (within shouting distance of this marker); Ahsakha Village Site (within shouting distance Welcome to Canoe Camp (within shouting distance of this marker); Canoe Building Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Canoe Camp (within shouting distance of this marker); Lewis and Clark (approx. 6.8 miles away); Gold Rush Ferry (approx. 11.1 miles away); Gold Rush Historic Byway (approx. 11.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Orofino.
More about this marker. Plaque and subject Geodetic Survey marker are permanently mounted on cement slabs in the ground in Canoe Camp State Park
Also see . . .
1. Following in the Footsteps of Lewis & Clark.
To honor Lewis and Clark's contributions to mapping, NOAA’s National Geodetic Survey (NGS) is installing a series of commemorative markers along the route that Lewis and Clark traveled, beginning in Monticello in Virginia and ending at Fort Clatsop in Oregon. NGS is positioning these markers using modern techniques, including the satellite-based Global Positioning System. The markers will become part of the National Spatial Reference System (NSRS), the federal standard and foundation for all positioning (Submitted on November 23, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Map of Lewis & Clark National Geodetic Survey Markers.
Map showing the route of the Lewis and Clark Expedition from it's origins in Virginia to St. Louis and on to the Pacific Coast (Submitted on November 23, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
3. Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery Bicentennial.
Corps of Discovery commemorative disks were set to honor the 200th anniversary of the surveying and mapping contributions of Lewis and Clark. The first disk in the series was set in January 2003, at the home of President Thomas Jefferson in Monticello, Virginia. The last disk was set in September 2006, under the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri. Disks were also set at the U.S. Mints in Philadelphia and Denver, and at other events commemorating the Corps of Discovery Bicentennial along the trail followed by Lewis and Clark and their expedition party between 1803 and 1806. (Submitted on November 23, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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