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Near Bozeman in Gallatin County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
 

Bozeman Pass

 
 
Bozeman Pass Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 14, 2016
1. Bozeman Pass Marker
Inscription. Sacajawea, the Shoshone woman who guided portions of the Lewis and Clark Expedition led Captain Wm. Clark and his party of ten men over an old buffalo road through this pass on July 15, 1806. They were eastward bound and planned to explore the Yellowstone River to it mouth where they were to rejoin Captain Lewis and party who were returning via the Missouri River.

In the 1860s John M. Bozeman, an adventurous young Georgian, opened a trial from Fort Laramie, Wyoming, to Virginia City, Montana, across the hostile Indian country east of here. He brought his first party through in 1863 and the next year guided a large wagon trail of emigrants and gold-seekers over this pass, racing with an outfit in charge of Jim Bridger. Bridger used a pass north of here. These pioneer speed demons made as much as fifteen or twenty miles a day-some days. The outfits reach Virginia City within a few hours of each other.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Lewis & Clark Expedition marker series.
 
Location. 45° 40.07′ N, 110° 48.441′ W. Marker is near Bozeman, Montana, in Gallatin County. Marker is on Interstate 90 at milepost 318, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in a pull-off on the north side of I-90 opposite

Bozeman Pass Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 14, 2016
2. Bozeman Pass Marker
Full view of marker; as seen from berm of I-90, westbound
Beacon Hill Road, about a mile east of exit 319. Marker is in this post office area: Bozeman MT 59715, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Ellis (approx. 8.1 miles away); The Bozeman Trail (approx. 8.1 miles away).
 
Additional keywords. Lewis & Clark Expedition
 
Categories. ExplorationNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
Bozeman Pass Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 14, 2016
3. Bozeman Pass Marker
Looking west towards the pass, on I-90, from the marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 29, 2016, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 300 times since then and 66 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 29, 2016, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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