The Bonneville Expedition

The Bonneville Expedition (HM1QZS)

Location: Imnaha, OR 97842 Wallowa County
Country: United States of America

N 45° 11.515', W 116° 45.793'

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"When great obstacles present, and threaten to keep them back, their hearts swell, and they push forward" Washington IrvingAn exploration party crossed this divide between the Snake and the Imnaha in winter.Capt. B.L.E. Bonneville and three companions left Pocatello, Idaho Christmas Day 1833 for Fort Walla Walla on the Columbia River. The Snake River's impassable Hells Canyon forced them to climb out over this snow-covered divide.The exhausted men and pack animals endured 20 days of extreme hardships before reaching the Imnaha River.
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Placed ByWallowa - Whitman National Forest
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, March 9th, 2016 at 1:01pm PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)11T E 518599 N 5004297
Decimal Degrees45.19191667, -116.76321667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 11.515', W 116° 45.793'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 11' 30.9" N, 116° 45' 47.58" W
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Area Code(s)541
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near NF-3965, Imnaha OR 97842, US
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