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North Fork in Lemhi County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

In Commemoration of Old Toby the Shoshone Indian

Members of the Lewis & Clark Expedition - August and September 1805

 
 
In commemoration of Old Toby the Shoshone Indian Marker image. Click for full size.
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1. In commemoration of Old Toby the Shoshone Indian Marker
Inscription.
In commemoration of
Old Toby
the Shoshone Indian
who guided the Lewis & Clark expedition from the Salmon to the Bitterroot Valley after he had shown Captain Clark that the Salmon River Canyon was impassable. Old Toby served this famous expedition without fee, fame or reward.

[Second Marker:]
Members of the Lewis & Clark Expedition
August & September 1805
Two leaders were provided in case of accident to one.
Captain Meriwether Lewis, First Infantry, U.S.A.
(Private Secretary of President Thomas Jefferson)
William Clark, 2nd Lieutenant of Artillery, U.S.A.
Soldiers
Sergeant Patrick Gass • Sergeant John Ordway • Sergeant Nathaniel Pryor • William Bratton • John Collins • John Colter • Reuben Fields • Robert Frazier • George Gibson • Silas Goodrich • Hugh Hall • Thomas B. Howard • Baptiste LePage • Hugh McNeal • John Potts • George Shannon • John Shields • John E. Thompson • William Werner • Joseph Whitehouse • Alexander H. Williard • Richard Windsor • Peter Wiser
Civilians
George Drouillard (called "Drewyer") Chief Hunter • Pierre Cruzat, Head Boatman • Francis Labiche, Boatman • Toussaint Chaboneau, Interpreter • Sacajawea, his Shoshone Indian wife
Members of the Lewis & Clark Expedition (Second Marker) image. Click for full size.
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2. Members of the Lewis & Clark Expedition (Second Marker)
• Little Toussaint Chaboneau, their baby • Old Toby, The Shoshone Indian guide • York, Negro, (Captain Clark's servant)
 
Erected 2009 by Lloyd Shaw Post No. 67, American Legion, Salmon, Idaho.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Lewis & Clark Expedition marker series.
 
Location. 45° 24.445′ N, 113° 59.737′ W. Marker is in North Fork, Idaho, in Lemhi County. Marker is at the intersection of Lewis and Clark Highway (U.S. 93 at milepost 326.5) and Salmon River Road (Route NF 030), on the right when traveling south on Lewis and Clark Highway. Touch for map. Marker is located north of the North Fork General Store on west side of the highway. Marker is in this post office area: North Fork ID 83466, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Salmon River Encounter (within shouting distance of this marker); Lewis and Clark (approx. ¼ mile away); Hungry, Wet and Cold (approx. 5.1 miles away); Nez Perce Trail (approx. 5.3 miles away); Tower Creek (approx. 7.4 miles away); Lewis and Clark: Departure Camp (approx. 7.7 miles away); William Clark's "Pirimids" (approx. 7.7 miles away); Erle and Lula Embley's Cabin (approx. 7.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in North Fork.
 
Also see . . .
In commemoration of Old Toby the Shoshone Indian Marker image. Click for full size.
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3. In commemoration of Old Toby the Shoshone Indian Marker
 Swooping Eagle - aka - Old Toby - Lemhi-Shoshone guide :: August 16, 1805. (Submitted on September 20, 2012.)
 
Categories. ExplorationNative Americans
 
View E, from the Old Toby the Shoshone Indian Marker image. Click for full size.
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4. View E, from the Old Toby the Shoshone Indian Marker
View South of Old Toby the Shoshone Indian Marker image. Click for full size.
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5. View South of Old Toby the Shoshone Indian Marker
View West of the Old Toby the Shoshone Indian Marker image. Click for full size.
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6. View West of the Old Toby the Shoshone Indian Marker
View North from the Old Toby the Shoshone Indian Marker image. Click for full size.
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7. View North from the Old Toby the Shoshone Indian Marker
 
 
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