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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Lewis and Clark County, Montana
Adjacent to Lewis and Clark County, Montana
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|The coldest official temperature ever recorded in the continental United States occurred at a mining camp near here January 20, 1954 when the temperature dropped to 70 degrees below zero. — — Map (db m73525) HM|
|The Lewis and Clark Expedition passed through this canyon of "nearly perpendicular rocks" during its journey up the Missouri in July 1805. Although the men grumbled about mosquitoes and prickly pear cactus, the Corp of Discovery was clearly . . . — — Map (db m141859) HM|
|"To pass across the Traveler's Rest Creek to the Missouri at the Mouth of the Dearbourn's River is 400 miles nearer that the route we Came..." Captain William Clark, Written at Fort Clatsop
As the Corps of Discovery wintered with the . . . — — Map (db m141921) HM|
|"previous to our departure saw a large herd of the Bighorned anamals on the immencely high and nearly perpendicular clift opposite to us; on the face of this clift they walked about and bounded from rock to rock with apparent unconcern where it . . . — — Map (db m141922) HM|
|"...from the singular appearance of this place I called it the gates of rocky mountains." Captain Meriwether Lewis, Friday, July 19, 1805
After the difficult portage around the five falls of the Missouri River, the Corps of Discovery . . . — — Map (db m141856) HM|
|" at the distance of 2 1/2 miles we passed the entrance of a considerable river on the Stard. side; about 80 yds. wide being nearly as wide as the Missouri at that place. it's current is rapid and water extremely transparent; the bed is formed of . . . — — Map (db m141857) HM|
|Wherever you are in Montana, you stand in the pathway of Lewis and Clark. Their 1804-1806 expedition was a grand adventure to investigate the people and resources of the newly acquired Louisiana Purchase and to seek a navigable passage across the . . . — — Map (db m141860) HM|
|The Missouri River Bridge, just southwest of here, is dedicated to the memory of Captain Michael John MacKinnon, who gave his life in defense of his county. A native of Helena, MacKinnon graduated from West Point in 1997 and was commissioned a . . . — — Map (db m141858) HM WM|
|...we passed the entrance of a considerable river on the Stard side about 80 yds wide being nearly as wide as the Missouri at that place... This handsome bold and clear stream we named in honour of Secretary of war calling it Dearborn's . . . — — Map (db m141923) HM|
|The Main Street and J.F. Kennedy Parks are for your enjoyment with tables, benches, rest rooms, swimming pool and playground equipment.
The American Smelting & Refining Company produced lead bullion from ores shipped in from Idaho, Montana, . . . — — Map (db m127499) HM|
|During the summer of 1864 a wagon train from Iowa heading west for the Oregon country stopped near this site to rest and repair their wagon before crossing the Rocky Mountains.
Among these pioneers were Jonathan and Elmira Manlove and their two . . . — — Map (db m141793) HM|
|Named for the daughter of a local rancher, Augusta was established on Fred Walrath's homestead in 1884. It prospered as a trade center for a vast cattle and sheep ranching area. By the 1890s, Augusta's main street included dwellings, hotels, . . . — — Map (db m157405) HM|
|Gold discoveries at Last Chance Gulch in 1864 brought a diverse population to the booming settlement of Helena. In 1870, Lewis and Clark County Commissioners established this ten-acre cemetery to serve the growing population. The first interments . . . — — Map (db m141794) HM|
|This reproduction of the Liberty Bell was presented to the people of Montana by direction of The Honorable John W. Snyder Secretary of the Treasury
As the inspirational symbol of the United States Savings Bonds Independence . . . — — Map (db m128486) HM|
|"In commemoration of the intrepid explorers, comprising the Lewis and Clark Expedition who discovered this canyon and encamped here July 19-1805 on their westward voyage of trans-continental exploration enroute up the Missouri River bound for the . . . — — Map (db m148173) HM|
|The desire to memorialize the contributions of Montana pioneers and veterans and the need for a state museum converged in 1941. That year, veterans groups, the Sons and Daughters of Montana Pioneers, and the Montana Pioneers joined together to . . . — — Map (db m128478) HM WM|
Site of first
Jewish house of worship
State of Montana 1890 — — Map (db m134336) HM|
American soldier and statesman; Brigadier General United States Army; raised and organized the Irish Brigade in the Army of the Potomac, and personally commanded it in the battles of Fair Oaks, Mechanicsville, Gaines’ Mill, . . . — — Map (db m128477) HM WM|
|Marysville owes its existence to the nearby Drumlummon Mine developed by a
determined miner named Tommy Cruse. The British-owned Montana Mining Company
acquired the mine in 1883. Expansion of Drumlummon operations, including a large
ore . . . — — Map (db m155021) HM|
|In 1870 the mining town of Marysville was established and named for the first pioneer woman here, Mary Ralston, by Thomas Cruse, owner of the famous Drum Lummon Mine.
By 1900, the Marysville Mining District was reported to be the richest gold . . . — — Map (db m154440) HM|
|This is windy country, Eagle country. Here, where Montana's Rocky Mountains spill down to the Great Plains, you can witness an aerial procession each February and March. Hundreds of migrating golden eagles, bald eagles and hawks ride a cushion of . . . — — Map (db m144028) HM|
|For many years there was no direct route between Helena and Great Falls other than the railroad and the lengthy and treacherous old Benton wagon road. During the Great Depression, the Montana Highway Department built thousands of miles of good paved . . . — — Map (db m141797) HM|
|Montana's great outdoors was his favorite place, and he helped make it better for all of us be establishing this and many other sites along rivers in the state.
Forrest, a native Montanan, grew up in the depression working hard, raised a family . . . — — Map (db m141802) HM|
|On his return journey in July 1806 Capt. Meriwether Lewis crossed the continental divide at Lewis & Clark Pass about 2 miles west of here. He was now on land of the Louisiana Purchase and back in United States territory. He was following the ancient . . . — — Map (db m144054) HM|
|At an isolated gulch about thirteen miles south of here on August 5, 1949, twelve smokejumpers and a Forest Service employee died when a routine fire unexpectedly turned deadly. The lightning-caused fire at Mann Gulch was spotted by a Forest Ranger . . . — — Map (db m141799) HM|