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By Barry Swackhamer, May 5, 2018
Craigmont Marker
Idaho (Lewis County), Craigmont — 331 — Craigmont
Not long before Camas Prairie Railroad service reached here in 1908, rival towns were started on each side of the track. Vollmer began as a rail and business center on the east, and Ilo (an older town a mile away) moved to an adjacent site on . . . — Map (db m121214) HM
Idaho (Lewis County), Craigmont — 331 — Craigmont
Not long before Camas Prairie Railroad service reached here in 1908, rival towns were started on each side of the track. Vollmer began as a rail and business center on the east, and Ilo (an older town a mile away) moved to an adjacent site on . . . — Map (db m121217) HM
Idaho (Lewis County), Craigmont — 163 — Lawyer's Canyon
Named for the Nez Perce Indian leader who served as Head Chief, 1848-1871, and who lived near the lower end of the canyon. Called “The Lawyer” by early fur traders for his exceptional talents in languages and oratory, he was a . . . — Map (db m121212) HM
Idaho (Lewis County), Craigmont — 489 — Lewis and Clark
On May 27, 1806, Sgt. John Ordway and Pvts. Frazer and Weiser were dispatched from Camp Chopunnish (Kamiah) to Lewis’ River (Snake River) to obtain salmon. Guided by Nez Perce Indians, the men crossed the Camas Prairie near here. On May 29, at a . . . — Map (db m121213) HM
Idaho (Lewis County), Craigmont — 371 — Railroad Trestles
In order to cross Lawyer’s Canyon and other Camas Prairie gorges, a series of high railroad bridges was (sic) built in 1908. This highway goes past two of them here. Most were timber, but a metal structure, 1500 feet long and 296 feet . . . — Map (db m121210) HM
Idaho (Lewis County), Greer — 466 — Gold Rush Ferry
An old ferry near here took thousands of eager fortune hunters to a trail that climbed out of this canyon to rich gold fields discovered at Pierce in 1860. You can still follow their spectacular route to Weippe Prairie, where in 1805 Lewis and . . . — Map (db m109756) HM
Idaho (Lewis County), Kamiah — Lewis and Clark Route
The Lolo Trail winds its way along ridges of the Bitterroot Mountains from the Weippe Prairie in Idaho to the Bitterroot Valley at Lolo Montana. This ancient travel route had served as a “Land Bridge” for a continental trade system used . . . — Map (db m109776) HM
Idaho (Lewis County), Kamiah — Nez Perce National Historical Park
This park links a series of widely separated sites of deep significance to the Nez Perce – historic villages, battlefields, and legend sites. The park experience involves a journey across both time and territory. Although firmly . . . — Map (db m109994) HM
Idaho (Lewis County), Kamiah — Trails at Heart of the Monster
A short walk leads to ilcwe-wcixnim timine the Heart of the Monster, the Place of Beginning for the nimi-pu, the Nez Perce people. Like other sites in the valley that are significant to the Nez Perce, the Heart is a distinctive . . . — Map (db m109995) HM
Idaho (Lewis County), Winchester — 419 — Railroad Tunnels
Seven tunnels - one a horseshoe more than a quater mile long -- had to be blasted in this canyon so that a railroad could be completed to Grangeville in 1908. Building a railroad up this canyon was exceptionally difficult and expensive. . . . — Map (db m121219) HM

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