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

Lewis and Clark

Hoping for an Easy River Trip to the Pacific

 
 
Lewis and Clark Marker image. Click for full size.
By Chris English, September 22, 2012
1. Lewis and Clark Marker
Inscription. Clark explored the first few miles of the rugged canyon of the Salmon below here late in August 1805. His small advance party camped here with poor but friendly Indians. Clark reported that the Salmon "is almost one continued rapid," and that passage "with Canoes is entirely impossible." so the expedition had to buy pack horses and go 110 miles north to an Indian trail across the mountains.
Quotations from the Original Journals of Lewis and Clark.
 
Erected by Idaho Historical Society and Idaho Transportation Department. (Marker Number 122.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Idaho State Historical Society, and the Lewis & Clark Expedition marker series.
 
Location. 45° 24.277′ N, 113° 59.493′ W. Marker is in North Fork, Idaho, in Lemhi County. Marker is on Lewis and Clark Highway (U.S. 93 at milepost 326.1), 0.1 miles south of Salmon River Road (Route 30), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: North Fork ID 83466, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. In Commemoration of Old Toby the Shoshone Indian (approx. mile away); Hungry, Wet and Cold
Visiting History Buffs Read the Lewis and Clark Marker image. Click for full size.
By Chris English, September 22, 2012
2. Visiting History Buffs Read the Lewis and Clark Marker
View to the southwest.
(approx. 5.2 miles away); In memory of Jeff Allen and Shane Heath (approx. 8.6 miles away); Fort Bonneville (approx. 12.1 miles away); Deep Creek (approx. 13.1 miles away).
 
More about this marker. On the south side of the North Fork community, next to the river.
 
Also see . . .
1. Idaho Historical Marker Index. (Submitted on September 28, 2012, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona.)
2. University of Nebraska Library. Journals of Lewis and Clark Online (Submitted on September 28, 2012, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona.) 
 
Categories. ExplorationNative Americans
 
View East of the Lewis and Clark Marker image. Click for full size.
By Chris English, September 22, 2012
3. View East of the Lewis and Clark Marker
View South of Lewis and Clark Marker, the Salmon River image. Click for full size.
By Chris English, September 22, 2012
4. View South of Lewis and Clark Marker, the Salmon River
2012 was a very dry year in the Salmon River watershed.
The Salmon River Northwest of the Lewis and Clark Marker image. Click for full size.
By Chris English, September 22, 2012
5. The Salmon River Northwest of the Lewis and Clark Marker
2012 was a very dry year in the Salmon River watershed.
North of the Lewis and Clark Marker image. Click for full size.
By Chris English, September 22, 2012
6. North of the Lewis and Clark Marker
Idaho Historical Society Information found on every IDOT/IHS marker image. Click for full size.
By Chris English, September 25, 2012
7. Idaho Historical Society Information found on every IDOT/IHS marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 28, 2012, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona. This page has been viewed 462 times since then and 80 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 28, 2012, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona.   7. submitted on September 30, 2012, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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