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The Clark Fork (facing south) image, Touch for more information
By Bernard Fisher, July 22, 2011
The Clark Fork (facing south)
Montana (Sanders County), Paradise — Coursing Through Miles Of Montana Clark Fork Corridor: The River
More than 240 miles (456 km) east of here, Silver Bow Creek tumbles west from the Continental Divide above Butte, Montana. Thus begins the Clark Fork River, which drains more than 22,000 square miles of western Montana before it flows into Idaho. . . . — Map (db m45194) HM
Montana (Sanders County), Paradise — Native People Sustained Through Many Millennia Clark Fork Corridor: The People
Native people hunted this area 9,000 years ago for bighorn sheep, elk and long-horned bison. Making “seasonal rounds” to specific locations, they maintained a comfortable lifeway by hunting, fishing and harvesting native plants. . . . — Map (db m45191) HM
Montana (Sanders County), Paradise — Phantom Formation Is Rock Solid In Corridor Clark Fork Corridor: The Land
Imagine a rock so old and so deep, that in some places, the bottom has never been found! The mountains you have been driving through are made up of such a rock—the Prichard Formation. Dating back 1.5 billion years, it is one of the oldest . . . — Map (db m45192) HM
Montana (Sanders County), Paradise — Searching For Fur And A Finer Life Clark Fork Corridor: The People
David Thompson was the first Euro-American to record his travels along this stretch of the river. Early in 1809 he came through searching for an ideal site to establish a fur trading post. Later that fall he built the “Saleesh House” . . . — Map (db m45195) HM
Montana (Sanders County), Paradise — The Earth's Blood Flows Past You Clark Fork Corridor: The River
For thousands of years the Sqelixw—people of the Salish, Pend Oreille and Kalispel tribes—inhabited the valleys of the Clark Fork and other rivers of western Montana. They used their extensive knowledge of the natural world to create and . . . — Map (db m45190) HM
Montana (Sanders County), Paradise — Wildlife Thrive In Corridor Year Round Clark Fork Corridor: The Land
Bighorn sheep, elk, mule deer, and white-tailed deer-you may see any of these large mammals grazing in this area, depending on the season. Most spend their summer higher above the river and move to lower, snow-free pastures in winter. Look for . . . — Map (db m45197) HM

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