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Dayton in Columbia County, Washington — The American West (Northwest)
 

Kimooenim Creek Lunch Site

 
 
Kimooenim Creek Lunch Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Martin Schrattenholzer, May 6, 2018
1. Kimooenim Creek Lunch Site Marker
Inscription.
Columbia County Washington

“Saturday, May 3d, 1806”

The Corps of Discovery crossed the “high plains” and descended to this location after a cold morning of rain, snow, and hail. They described the Kimooenim Creek (Tucannon River) much as you see it here including willows and cottonwood growing along it, a pebbled bottom, and low banks. Traces of the trail they followed can be seen in the canyon to west of the river and on the hill to the east immediately south of the Marengo Grade road. After “dining” at this location, the expedition proceeded eastward over the hills to the south and continued on the Pataha Creek near US Highway 12.

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Marker series. This marker is included in the Lewis & Clark Expedition marker series.
 
Location. 46° 26.744′ N, 117° 46.377′ W. Marker is in Dayton, Washington, in Columbia County. Marker is on Tucannon Rd one mile north of Majorie Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1070 Tucannon Rd, Dayton, WA 99328, Dayton WA 99328, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.

Kimooenim Creek Lunch Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Martin Schrattenholzer, May 6, 2018
2. Kimooenim Creek Lunch Site Marker
The "canyon west of the river" is in the center of the picture, right behind the plaque.
At least 1 other marker is within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Kendall Skyline Road (approx. 13.8 miles away).
 
Categories. Exploration
 
Kimooenim Creek Lunch Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Martin Schrattenholzer, May 6, 2018
3. Kimooenim Creek Lunch Site Marker
Looking south where the weather is much like that encountered by the expedition as they proceeded up the canyon a bit before climbing out of it to the left.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 13, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 10, 2018, by Martin Schrattenholzer of Renton, Washington. This page has been viewed 25 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 10, 2018, by Martin Schrattenholzer of Renton, Washington. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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