Near Worden in Yellowstone County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
Pompey's Pillar was also a significant landmark for Euro-American explorers, fur trappers, soldiers and immigrants. It was discovered by Canadian North West Company employee Francois Larocque in 1805. A little less than a year later, on July 25, 1806, it was visited by a 12 man detachment under the command of William Clark that included Sacajawea and her infant son. Clark carved his name and the date on the rock and named it in honor of Sacajawea's son. He was just one of hundreds of individuals who for generations have left their marks on the rock.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Lewis & Clark Expedition, and the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is located near entrance road to Pompey's Pillar National Monument. Marker is in this post office area: Worden MT 59088, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Camp #44 of the 1873 Yellowstone Expedition (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Pompey’s Pillar (was about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line but has been reported missing. ); A Crossroads of Events (approx. 0.6 miles away).
Also see . . . Pompey's Pillar National Monument website. (Submitted on December 31, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Categories. • Exploration • Native Americans •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 26, 2012, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 508 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 26, 2012, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.