Jean Baptiste "Pomp" Charbonneau

Jean Baptiste "Pomp" Charbonneau (HM20OC)

Location: Jordan Valley, OR 97910 Malheur County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 57.118', W 117° 20.357'

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Son of Sacajawea

—Feb. 11, 1805 - May 16, 1866 —

This plaque is dedicated as a memorial to Jean Baptiste "Pomp" Charbonneau, whose personal life experience elevated him to national recognition in American History. He began his "Road of Life" on an epic journey westward. The youngest person accompanying the Lewis & Clark expedition, "Pomp was carried in a cradleboard by his mother Sacajawea, a Lemhi-Shoshome (Agai-dika).
Following the death of Sacajawea in 1812, young Pomp came under the guardianship of Captain William Clark and was schooled in St. Louis, Missouri. He spent six years in Europe and Africa. While abroad he learned to speak English, Spanish, German and French fluently, in addition to several native languages he already knew. During his stay overseas, he accompanied and was hosted by a German Royal family, the Wilhelm's of Wurttemberg. He then returned back to the states where he served as Alcalde of San Luis Rey, California.
His love for adventure and free spirit brought him full circle back to the natural wonders from whence he traveled as an infant child. As a guide he taught others to appreciate the natural beauty of this great nation.
We commemorate his triumph as a true example of adventure and freedom, a spirit that characterizes the great American West.
HM NumberHM20OC
Year Placed2000
Placed ByLemhi-Shoshome Family Descendents; Citizens of Salmon River Country, Idaho; East Central Idaho Planning and Development Association
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Date Added Saturday, August 12th, 2017 at 10:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11T E 472324 N 4755536
Decimal Degrees42.95196667, -117.33928333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 57.118', W 117° 20.357'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 57' 7.0800000000001" N, 117° 20' 21.42" W
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Area Code(s)541, 208
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2090 Danner Loop Rd, Jordan Valley OR 97910, US
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