In the Footsteps of Lewis and Clark
from Illinois to the Pacific
Aug. 8 - 25, 2007

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Medora, ND to Billings, MT

Lunch above the Yellowstone River near Rosebud, MT ok

Pompey's Pillar on the Yellowstone River, where Clark carved his name into the rock alongside some Indian markings on July 25, 1806.  Clark called this Pompey's Tower after his nickname for Sakakawea's young son, Jean Baptiste Charbonneau. Nicholas Biddle changed the name in his condensation of the journals.

The signature is protected from vandalism by the BLM. On the left a replica in the interpretive center. On the right one of our couples celebrates their 48th anniversary on Pompey's Pillar

A 228 step staircase takes you to the top for a wonderful panoramic view. The signature is halfway up. At the top Howard Bogges, a Crow Indian gives a talk about his people and their land.

Clark built two canoes and lashed them together to float down the Yellowstone.

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