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Traveler’s Rest State Park sign, taken in 1966 by NPS from Route 93.
Courtesy of National Register of Historic Places
On Sept. 9, 1805, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark’s vessel breached the banks of a creek in western Montana. They aptly named the waterway Travelers Rest Creek. After Montana State Parks acquired the surrounding land in 2001, a subsequent archaeological investigation unearthed artifacts belonging to the explorers. The creek has since been renamed Lolo Creek, and Travelers’ Rest now refers to the location of their campsite—the only archaeologically verified campsite of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. The 65-acre park opened in 2002 and features a visitor’s center and museum with replicas of the clothing and tools used during the expedition as well as speaker programs with Salish peoples whose ancestors occupied the Bitterroot Valley for centuries and were forcibly removed by the U.S. government in 1891.
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