Twin Bridges in Madison County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
The Trail of Lewis & Clark
The main body of the expedition passed this point in canoes on their way to the Pacific Ocean August 7, 1805.
In the bend of the river northwest from here is a ford used by the Indians for centuries before the coming of the white men. Near here Sacajawea caught sight of Beaverhead Rock, which identified this region as the home of her people.
The Federated Women’s Clubs of Madison County Montana
Erected by The Federated Women's Clubs of Madison County Montana.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Lewis & Clark Expedition marker series.
Location. 45° 32.747′ N, 112° 19.847′ W. Marker is in Twin Bridges, Montana, in Madison County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street (State Highway 41) and East 6th Avenue, on the right when traveling north on North Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is located at the southeast corner of the intersection,
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Road Agent Trail (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Jefferson Valley (approx. 3˝ miles away); Lewis & Clark Camped Here (approx. 3˝ miles away); Sheave Wheels from the Speculator Mine (approx. 10.1 miles away); Rope Drive Compressor Wheels (approx. 10.2 miles away); Robber's Roost (approx. 13.9 miles away).
More about this marker. Marker is a large metal plaque, mounted vertically at waist-level on a 5-foot tall stone monument.
Also see . . . Beaverhead Rock - Sacagawea's landmark. "The Indian woman," wrote Meriwether Lewis, "recognized the point of a high plain to our right which she informed us was not very distant from the summer retreat of her nation on a river beyond the mountains which runs to the west. This hill she says her nation calls the beaver's head from a conceived resemblance of its figure to the head of that animal." (Submitted on January 8, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Categories. • Exploration • Native Americans •
Credits. This page was last revised on January 11, 2019. This page originally submitted on January 8, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 34 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 8, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.