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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Craig, Montana

 
Clickable Map of Lewis and Clark County, Montana and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Lewis and Clark County, MT (156) Broadwater County, MT (11) Cascade County, MT (78) Flathead County, MT (129) Jefferson County, MT (19) Meagher County, MT (4) Powell County, MT (21) Teton County, MT (4)  LewisandClarkCounty(156) Lewis and Clark County (156)  BroadwaterCounty(11) Broadwater County (11)  CascadeCounty(78) Cascade County (78)  FlatheadCounty(129) Flathead County (129)  JeffersonCounty(19) Jefferson County (19)  MeagherCounty(4) Meagher County (4)  PowellCounty(21) Powell County (21)  TetonCounty(4) Teton County (4)
Helena is the county seat for Lewis and Clark County
Craig is in Lewis and Clark County
      Lewis and Clark County (156)  
ADJACENT TO LEWIS AND CLARK COUNTY
      Broadwater County (11)  
      Cascade County (78)  
      Flathead County (129)  
      Jefferson County (19)  
      Meagher County (4)  
      Powell County (21)  
      Teton County (4)  
 
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1Montana (Lewis and Clark County), Craig — "Cliffs High and Steep"
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
2Montana (Lewis and Clark County), Craig — "nearer than the route we Came"
"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
3Montana (Lewis and Clark County), Craig — Bighorned Animals
"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
4Montana (Lewis and Clark County), Craig — Continuing the Journey
"...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
5Montana (Lewis and Clark County), Craig — Dearborn's River
" 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
6Montana (Lewis and Clark County), Craig — Join the Voyage of DiscoveryLewis and Clark in Montana
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
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7Montana (Lewis and Clark County), Craig — Michael John MacKinnonAn American Hero
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
8Montana (Lewis and Clark County), Craig — The Dearborn – Ancient Interstate HighwayA shortcut missed
...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
 
 
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Sep. 30, 2022