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

Jefferson’s Instructions to Lewis and Clark

July 4th, 1803

 
 
Jefferson’s Instructions to Lewis and Clark Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 14, 2016
1. Jefferson’s Instructions to Lewis and Clark Marker
Inscription.
“The object of your mission is to explore the Missouri river, & such
principle stream of it, as, by its course & communication with the
waters of the Pacific ocean… may offer the most direct & practicable
water communication across this continent…”
from Thomas Jefferson’s instructions to Meriwether Lewis, July 4th, 1803

 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Lewis & Clark Expedition marker series.
 
Location. 45° 55.565′ N, 111° 30.197′ W. Marker is near Three Forks, Montana, in Gallatin County. Marker is on Trident Road (County Route 286), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is one of many in Headwaters State Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3609 Trident Road, Three Forks MT 59752, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Naming of a River (a few steps from this marker); Lewis and Clark reach the Headwaters (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Thomas-Frederick Flour Mill (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Log Cabin (approx. 0.4 miles away); Colter’s Run
Jefferson’s Instructions to Lewis and Clark Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 14, 2016
2. Jefferson’s Instructions to Lewis and Clark Marker
Full view of marker, large sheet of steel, with etched lettering
(approx. half a mile away); Gallatin City Hotel - 1868 (approx. half a mile away); Missouri River Headwaters (approx. 1.9 miles away); Gallatin City (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Three Forks.
 
Additional keywords. Lewis and Clark
 
Categories. ExplorationWaterways & Vessels
 
Jefferson’s Instructions to Lewis and Clark Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 14, 2016
3. Jefferson’s Instructions to Lewis and Clark Marker
Marker in the distance, with the headwaters of the Missouri in the background
Jefferson’s Instructions to Lewis and Clark Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 18, 2016
4. Jefferson’s Instructions to Lewis and Clark Marker
Same text, another marker, at the Mouth of the Missouri River; approx. 2500 miles east, at the Mississippi.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 30, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 29, 2016, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 95 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 29, 2016, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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