Black Eagle Falls

Black Eagle Falls (HM1IWJ)

Location: Great Falls, MT 59405 Cascade County
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Country: United States of America
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N 47° 31.178', W 111° 15.446'

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The uppermost of the Great Falls of the Missouri bears west of this point. The name is a modern one derived from an entry for June 14th, 1805 in the journal of Capt. Meriwether Lewis of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. He discovered the falls on that date and wrote, "... below this fall at a little distance a beautiful little Island well timbered is situated about the middle of the river. In this Island on a cottonwood tree an Eagle has placed her nest; a more inaccessable spot I believe she could not have found for neither man nor beast dare pass those gulphs which separate her little domain from the shores".

After viewing the falls, Capt. Lewis ascended the hill to the former location of the smelter stack and saw "... in these plains and more particularly in the valley just below me immence herds of buffaloe ..."
Series This marker is part of the Lewis & Clark Expedition series
Historical Period19th Century
Historical PlaceRiver
Marker TypeOther
Marker ClassHistorical Marker
Marker StyleFree Standing
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, January 21st, 2015 at 1:01pm PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)31N E 166021 N 0
Decimal Degrees47.51963333, -111.25743333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 47° 31.178', W 111° 15.446'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds47° 31' 10.68" N, 111° 15' 26.76" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)406
Can be seen from road?Yes
Is marker in the median?No
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5401-5487 River Dr N, Great Falls MT 59405, US
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