Captain Wm. Clark

Captain Wm. Clark (HMJ9U)

Location: Greycliff, MT 59033 Sweet Grass County
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Country: United States of America
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N 45° 44.167', W 109° 45.43'

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You are now following the historic trail of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. On his return from the Pacific in July 1806, Captain Clark camped for six days about forty miles downstream, near Park City. The Expedition had been looking for timber suitable for building canoes ever since striking the river near Livingston. They found a couple of large cottonwoods here that would serve. They fitted their axes with handles made from chokecherry and went to work making two canoes. When finished they laced them together with a deck of buffalo hides between. Seven men, Sacajawea and her child went curving down the river on this makeshift yacht, arriving at the mouth of the Yellowstone August 3rd. Captain Lewis split off north on the return trip and explored the Marias River and returned via the Missouri, joining them on August 12th.
HM NumberHMJ9U
Series This marker is part of the Lewis & Clark Expedition series
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Date Added Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 2:26am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12T E 596691 N 5065479
Decimal Degrees45.73611667, -109.75716667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 44.167', W 109° 45.43'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 44' 10.02" N, 109° 45' 25.80" W
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Area Code(s)406
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3201 Greycliff Rd, Greycliff MT 59033, US
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