“Immence Ranges of High Mountains still to the West of us...”
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
N 44° 58.873 W 113° 26.772
12T E 307138 N 4983774
Quick Description: History sign at Lemhi Pass
Location: Idaho, United States
Date Posted: 8/19/2012 9:12:39 PM
Waymark Code: WMF416
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member muddawber
Views: 1

Long Description:
This sign is located along the interpretive trail on the west side of Lemhi Pass.
Marker Name: “Immence Ranges of High Mountains still to the West of us...”

Marker Type: Roadside

Marker Text:
Filling in the Blanks The maps of North America carried by Lewis and Clark showed only a vast, uncharted space between the Mandan villages of the Missouri River and the Pacific Coast. The mountains separating the Missouri and Columbia river drainages were drawn as a single ridge. There was hope of finding a simple land route, or portage, over the Rocky Mountains. Map makers two hundred years ago did not know what the West was like. The modern map above is just a small slice of the United States along the Lewis and Clark Trail. Imagine trying to find your way across this land without such a map. Lewis and Clark, and many others who followed after them, have filled in the blanks for us.

County: Lemhi

Group Responsible for Placement: U.S. Forest Service

City: Not listed

Date Dedicated: Not listed

Marker Number: Not listed

Web link(s) for additional information: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
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