Lewis and Clark: Unfurling the Flag
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
N 45° 01.439 W 113° 34.375
12T E 297299 N 4988835
Quick Description: History sign along NF-185 or Warm Springs Road.
Location: Idaho, United States
Date Posted: 8/21/2012 1:26:05 PM
Waymark Code: WMF4EV
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member muddawber
Views: 1

Long Description:
This sign is located along Warm Springs Road west of Lemhi Pass.
Marker Name: Lewis and Clark: Unfurling the Flag

Marker Type: Roadside

Marker Text:
“we saw two women, and man, and some dogs on an eminence immediately before us . . . leaving my pack and rifle I took the flag which I unfurled and advanced singly toward them . . “ - Meriwether Lewis August 13, 1805 The Corps of Discovery were the first U.S. citizens to reach the Northwest by land, strengthening the American claim established in 1792 when mariner Robert Gray discovered the Columbia River. When Lewis unfurled the Stars and Stripes, he made two different statements. To the Lemhi Shoshone people who lived here, the flag introduced a new nation to a remote tribe never before visited by Euro-Americans. For America’s European rivals in the region - Spain, Russia, and Great Britain - Lewis’s flag was another red, white and blue pin on the map.

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

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