Lemhi Pass

Lemhi Pass is a high mountain pass in the Beaverhead Mountains, part of the Bitterroot Range in the Rocky Mountains and within Salmon-Challis National Forest.wikipedia
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Bitterroot Range

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Lemhi Pass is a high mountain pass in the Beaverhead Mountains, part of the Bitterroot Range in the Rocky Mountains and within Salmon-Challis National Forest.
Lewis first crossed the mountains at Lemhi Pass on August 12, then returned across the pass to meet Clark.

Beaverhead Mountains

Lemhi Pass is a high mountain pass in the Beaverhead Mountains, part of the Bitterroot Range in the Rocky Mountains and within Salmon-Challis National Forest.
Passes in the mountains include Lemhi Pass, Bannock Pass, Big Hole Pass, Big Hole Pass II, Junction Pass and Monida Pass.

Cameahwait

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We proceeded to the top of the dividing ridge from which I discovered immense ranges of high mountains still to the West of us with their tops partially covered in snow The next day Lewis met Cameahwait and his band of Shoshone, and returned with them across the pass to meet Clark.
He then accompanied Lewis across the Lemhi Pass to meet Clark.

Lewis and Clark Expedition

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On August 12, 1805 Meriwether Lewis and three other members of the Lewis and Clark Expedition crossed the Continental Divide at Lemhi Pass.
They followed the Missouri to its headwaters, and over the Continental Divide at Lemhi Pass.

Fort Lemhi

The pass derives its present name from Fort Lemhi, founded in 1855 by Mormon missionaries who were the first non-Indians to establish a sustained relationship with the Salmon River Indian people.
The name Lemhi became applied to the Lemhi River and valley surrounding the mission site, as well as to the Lemhi Shoshone whom the mission served, the Lemhi Pass and eventually Lemhi County.

Tendoy, Idaho

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It is the nearest location to Lemhi Pass over the Bitterroot Range, where the Lewis and Clark Expedition first crossed the Continental Divide in 1805.

List of mountain passes in Montana (A-L)

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Lemhi Pass is a high mountain pass in the Beaverhead Mountains, part of the Bitterroot Range in the Rocky Mountains and within Salmon-Challis National Forest.

Rocky Mountains

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Lemhi Pass is a high mountain pass in the Beaverhead Mountains, part of the Bitterroot Range in the Rocky Mountains and within Salmon-Challis National Forest.

Salmon–Challis National Forest

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Lemhi Pass is a high mountain pass in the Beaverhead Mountains, part of the Bitterroot Range in the Rocky Mountains and within Salmon-Challis National Forest.

Montana

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The pass lies on the Montana-Idaho border on the continental divide, at an elevation of 7373 feet above sea level.

Idaho

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The pass lies on the Montana-Idaho border on the continental divide, at an elevation of 7373 feet above sea level.

Continental Divide of the Americas

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The pass lies on the Montana-Idaho border on the continental divide, at an elevation of 7373 feet above sea level.

Elevation

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The pass lies on the Montana-Idaho border on the continental divide, at an elevation of 7373 feet above sea level.

Metres above sea level

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The pass lies on the Montana-Idaho border on the continental divide, at an elevation of 7373 feet above sea level.

Lemhi Shoshone

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The pass gained importance in the 18th century, when the Lemhi Shoshone acquired horses and used the route to travel between the two main parts of their homeland.

Louisiana Purchase

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From the time of the Louisiana Purchase in 1803 until the Oregon Treaty in 1846 the pass marked the western border of the United States.

Oregon Treaty

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From the time of the Louisiana Purchase in 1803 until the Oregon Treaty in 1846 the pass marked the western border of the United States.

Meriwether Lewis

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On August 12, 1805 Meriwether Lewis and three other members of the Lewis and Clark Expedition crossed the Continental Divide at Lemhi Pass.

Blackfoot Confederacy

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In the early 19th century the pass was regularly used by the Blackfoot people, so that in 1824 Alexander Ross referred to the route as the Blackfoot route.

Alexander Ross (fur trader)

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In the early 19th century the pass was regularly used by the Blackfoot people, so that in 1824 Alexander Ross referred to the route as the Blackfoot route.

South Pass (Wyoming)

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At that time the pass itself was known as North Pass, to distinguish from South Pass.

Mormons

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The pass derives its present name from Fort Lemhi, founded in 1855 by Mormon missionaries who were the first non-Indians to establish a sustained relationship with the Salmon River Indian people.

Salmon River (Idaho)

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The pass derives its present name from Fort Lemhi, founded in 1855 by Mormon missionaries who were the first non-Indians to establish a sustained relationship with the Salmon River Indian people.

Gilmore and Pittsburgh Railroad

During the mining era the pass was used by stagecoaches, but the route fell into disuse after 1910, when the Gilmore and Pittsburgh Railroad was built through the nearby Bannock Pass.