A reminder: On my road journey, I had to jump past the Missouri Breaks to Ft Benton and Loma Montana. Now I will jump ahead from Coal Banks Landing, east of Loma, to Great Falls. I drove US HWY 87 to Ryan Dam Road, leading south, to Ryan Dam - the first of the Falls of the Missouri.
The Corps left the Missouri-Marias Rivers confluence on June 11th and 12th, 1805. Captain Lewis left by land with four other Corps members. Captain Clark and the rest stayed one more day to finish burying items not needed, and to hide the red pirogue. Only the white one would continue the journey. Lewis was hunting for the falls which he still wasn't sure would be there. Clark was bringing the canoes along the Missouri River. On the 13th Lewis found the Great Falls, in full June flow, top.
Lewis & Clark Trail - Montana
Great Falls
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