Pompey's Pillar Historical

Pompey's Pillar Historical (HM1TKU)

Location: Worden, MT 59088 Yellowstone County
Country: United States of America

N 45° 59.219', W 108° 0.3768242'

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Pompey's Pillar National Monument

—Lewis & Clark National Landmark —

Captain Wm. Clark, of the Lewis & Clark Expedition stopped here July 25, 1806 on his way down the Yellowstone. He wrote in his journal that the rock which he named Pompey's Tower, was: "200 feet high and 400 paces in secumpherance and only accessible on one side...The natives have ingraved on the face of the rock the figures of animals etc. near which I marked my name and the day of the month & year. "

The signature is still there. Only fools destroy but it had to be protected from vandals by a steel screen erected by the Northern Pacific Railway Co.

The party camped a few miles down the Yellowstone that night and the buffalo made so much noise that they had difficulty sleeping.
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HM NumberHM1TKU
Series This marker is part of the Lewis & Clark Expedition series
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Placed ByBureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, August 9th, 2016 at 9:03am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)31N E 166021 N 0
Decimal Degrees45.98698333, -108.00628040
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 59.219', W 108° 0.3768242'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 59' 13.14" N, 108° 0' 22.609452" W
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Area Code(s)406
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Pompeys Pillar Access, Worden MT 59088, US
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