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By Cosmos Mariner, July 14, 2016
Gold Rush Historic Byway Marker
Idaho (Clearwater County), Greer — Gold Rush Historic BywayAdventure Into Idaho’s Beginnings
You are nearing the junction of historic Highway 11, now designated as Gold Rush Historic Byway. Winding its way through spectacular scenery, it passes through the traditional homeland of the Nez Perce Indians on the Weippe Prairie and the National . . . — Map (db m109758) HM
Idaho (Clearwater County), Lenore — 486 — Lenore Tram
In 1898, after rail service from Lewiston reached Lenore, a tramway was begun to ship grain from Camas Prairie (1600 feet above) to a new freight stop directly across the river. Previously, grain wagons descended a long steep hill from the . . . — Map (db m109760) HM
Idaho (Clearwater County), Lenore — 250 — SlatervilleServed as the steamboat port for the Clearwater Gold Rush — which followed mineral discoveries at Pierce in 1860
Founded by Seth S. Slater, May 6, 1861, Slaterville (permanent population, 50) had 5 edifices – built mainly of colored blankets – 2 stores, 2 houses, and a saloon. When the Colonel Wright “snapped her tow-line on the Grand Rapids . . . — Map (db m110703) HM
Idaho (Clearwater County), Orofino — 1804-1806 Corps of Discovery"A" Order Control Point
The brass monument nearby is provided by the Idaho Society of Professional Land Surveyors in cooperation with the National Geodetic Survey to commemorate the “Lewis and Clark” Corps of Discovery campsite at Canoe Camp, Idaho. . . . — Map (db m110468) HM
Idaho (Clearwater County), Orofino — Ahsakha Village Siteasaqa
Lewis and Clark called this place Canoe Camp. For 11 days in 1805 the Corps of Discovery camped here in the company of Nez Perce while building five canoes for the journey to the Pacific. For thousands of years before that, this riverbank was . . . — Map (db m110465) HM
Idaho (Clearwater County), Orofino — Canoe Building Site
Guided by Twisted Hair and several other Nez Perce, Capt. William Clark selected this as a camp site because of the many large ponderosa pines that grew here then. The canoe makers chopped out small portions of the pine logs, then used fire or hot . . . — Map (db m109875) HM
Idaho (Clearwater County), Orofino — Canoe Camp
Welcome to Canoe Camp One of 38 sites of Nez Perce National Historical Park These grounds have been inhabited for thousands of years by the Nez Perce people, but are best known as the place where the Lewis and Clark . . . — Map (db m109872) HM
Idaho (Clearwater County), Orofino — 249 — Lewis and ClarkOn their way West, in 1805 — Lewis and Clark descended into Clearwater Canyon on an old Indian trail across from here
After more than a month’s search, they finally had reached a westward river where they could use canoes. From here they continued another 16 miles with their pack horses before they found a campsite with trees suitable for making canoes. But at . . . — Map (db m109757) HM
Idaho (Clearwater County), Orofino — Pit House Village
Low mounds and depression in the ground here give only the faintest impression of villages that stood on both banks of the river. These are the remains of pit houses, built 1,500 to 2,000 years ago. Imagine the scene then: people spearing fish, . . . — Map (db m109876) HM
Idaho (Clearwater County), Orofino — Welcome to Canoe Camp
Canoe Camp is part of the Nez Perce National Historical Park and a key site along the Northwest Passage Scenic Byway An Interesting Drive The 202-mile Northwest Passage Scenic Byway stretches from Lewiston to Lolo Pass on US Highway . . . — Map (db m109886) HM

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