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

Lewis and Clark

Squamish Glade Camp

 
 
Lewis and Clark Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 10, 2018
1. Lewis and Clark Marker
Inscription.
Sept. 13th 1805.
Enroute to Pacific.

 
Erected 1935 by Daughters of the American Revolution, Alice Whitman Chapter.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Lewis & Clark Expedition marker series.
 
Location. 46° 38.078′ N, 114° 34.656′ W. Marker is near Kooskia, Idaho, in Idaho County. Marker can be reached from Highway 12 near Elk Meadows Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 44000 U.S Highway 12, Kooskia ID 83539, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Nez Perce Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Lolo Summit (within shouting distance of this marker); Lewis and Clark Route (approx. 1.1 miles away); Lolo Trail Crossing (approx. 2.9 miles away); Checkerboard Legacy (approx. 2.9 miles away); Soldiers as Naturalists (approx. 8.1 miles away in Montana); Cycles and Circles (approx. 10.7 miles away in Montana); a different marker also named Lewis and Clark Route (approx. 10.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kooskia.
 
More about this marker. This marker was originally
Making a Moment in History image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 10, 2018
2. Making a Moment in History
The Lewis and Clark Expedition
Recognizing the L&C Expedition
In the 1930s, some western chapters of Daughters of the American Revolution embarked on an effort to identify and recognize significant historical sites along the Lewis and Clark Trail. Individual chapters of the organization produced plaques that were then placed along the trail.
The Alice Whitman Chapter of Lewiston, Idaho placed this plaque near Glade Creek Camp in 1935. Damaged by vandals, it was recovered and rededicated at the Lolo Pass Visitor Center.
A Word of Explanation
The 1935 DAR marker seen here applies the name "Squamish Glade Camp" to Lewis and Clark's September 13, 1805 campsite nearby in Packer Meadow. A local Lewis and Clark enthusiast, John Harlan, author of the marker's text, assigned this name. No evidence suggests Lewis and Clark named this site of their encampment. William Clark's hand-drawn map refers to glades near the campsite. The word "squamish" may be a variant of "quamish", from the Nez Perce word for the plant known today as camas, which grows in abundance in Packer Meadow.
The addenda plaque place by the Idaho State Society, DAR
2004
(Newspaper clipping) From the Clearwater Tribune March 1935
D.A.R. To Erect Bronze Tablets At Three Historic Campsites Of The Lewis And Clark Expediton
place outside at nearby Packer Meadow in 1935. Damaged by vandals, it was recovered, repaired, rededicated and placed inside the Lolo Pass Visitor Center with an addenda.

I do wonder what happened to the other two plaques?
 
Categories. Exploration
 
Packer Meadow image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 10, 2018
3. Packer Meadow
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 12, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 12, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 31 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 12, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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