Great Falls in Cascade County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
Black Eagle Falls
After viewing the falls, Capt. Lewis ascended the hill to the former location of the smelter stack and saw “... in these plains and more particularly in the valley just below me immence herds of buffaloe ...”
Marker series. This marker is included in the Lewis & Clark Expedition marker series.
Location. This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby. It was located near 47° 31.178′ N, 111° 15.446′ W. Marker was in Great Falls, Montana, in Cascade County. Marker was on River Drive North 0.4 miles east of 25th Street North, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 8 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. A "great" Set of Falls (approx. 1.3 miles away); Where Does the Water Come From? (approx. 1.7 miles away); The Smallest River Runs Through It (approx. 1.7 miles away); Cascade County Courthouse (approx. 2.1 miles away); Formation of the Gorge and Falls (approx. 7.2 miles away).
1. Replacement Marker
The marker was replaced in October 2011 with a new marker of similar size and shape in the same location. The new marker, titled "Black Eagle", modified the text of the previous marker and added substantial information on the smelter complex and communities across the river.
— Submitted January 21, 2015.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 21, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 247 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 21, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.