Near Skamania in Skamania County, Washington — The American West (Northwest)
Lewis and Clark - The Biddle Family
Henry J. Biddle purchased Beacon Rock in 1915 to preserve it for posterity and completed the trail in 1918. His son Spencer and Daughter Rebecca Biddle Wood gave this historic landmark to the State of Washington in 1935 to create Beacon Rock State Park. An ancestor, Nicholas Biddle of Philadelphia, edited the first (1814) edition of the Lewis and Clark Journals.
Erected 1938 by Lewis and Clark Committee of Washington and Oregon.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Lewis & Clark Expedition marker series.
Location. 45° 37.736′ N, 122° 1.227′ W. Marker is near Skamania, Washington, in Skamania County. Marker can be reached from Evergreen Highway (Washington Route 14 at milepost 36), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stevenson WA 98648, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Beacon Rock (approx. 3 miles away in Oregon); Sturgeon Habitat (approx. 3.2 miles away in Oregon); Oneonta Tunnel Oneonta Gorge (approx. 3.8 miles away in Oregon); Bradford Island Fishway (approx. 3.8 miles away in Oregon); This Old Turbine (approx. 3.9 miles away); Simon Benson (approx. 5.9 miles away in Oregon); Welcome to Multnomah Falls (approx. 5.9 miles away in Oregon).
More about this marker. This area is 30 miles east of I-205 in Vancouver.
Also see . . . Beacon Rock. Information, history and photos of Beacon Rock. (Submitted on August 27, 2012.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 26, 2012, by Rachel Aschmann of Camas, Washington. This page has been viewed 548 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 26, 2012, by Rachel Aschmann of Camas, Washington. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Wide area view of Beacon Rock. • Can you help?