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Near Greycliff in Sweet Grass County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
 

Captain Wm. Clark

 
 
Captain Wm. Clark Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rich Pfingsten, March 22, 2009
1. Captain Wm. Clark Marker
Inscription. You are now following the historic trail of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. On his return from the Pacific in July 1806, Captain Clark camped for six days about forty miles downstream, near Park City. The Expedition had been looking for timber suitable for building canoes ever since striking the river near Livingston. They found a couple of large cottonwoods here that would serve. They fitted their axes with handles made from chokecherry and went to work making two canoes. When finished they laced them together with a deck of buffalo hides between. Seven men, Sacajawea and her child went curving down the river on this makeshift yacht, arriving at the mouth of the Yellowstone August 3rd. Captain Lewis split off north on the return trip and explored the Marias River and returned via the Missouri, joining them on August 12th.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Lewis & Clark Expedition marker series.
 
Location. 45° 44.167′ N, 109° 45.43′ W. Marker is near Greycliff, Montana, in Sweet Grass County. Marker is on Interstate 90 at milepost 381, 4 miles west of Bridger Creek Road and I-90 Interchange (Exit 384), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Located at the I-90 Westbound Rest Area near mile marker 381, next
Captain Wm. Clark Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rich Pfingsten, March 22, 2009
2. Captain Wm. Clark Marker
Marker is the one in the background near the restrooms.
to The Crazy Mountains marker. Marker is in this post office area: Greycliff MT 59033, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Crazy Mountains (a few steps from this marker); The Thomas Party (approx. 2.1 miles away).
 
Additional keywords. Lewis & Clark Expedition
 
Categories. ExplorationNative AmericansNotable EventsNotable PersonsWaterways & Vessels
 
Yellowstone River along I-90 image. Click for full size.
By Rich Pfingsten, March 22, 2009
3. Yellowstone River along I-90
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 22, 2010, by Rich Pfingsten of Forest Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 888 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 22, 2010, by Rich Pfingsten of Forest Hill, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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