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    The Lost Trail

    As I was traveling through the northwest corner of North Dakota I ran into this painted rock.



    Does anyone know anything about this Lost Trail? History, route, etc….

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    No, it's all been lost.

    (sounds like the making of a good story.....)

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    This will have something to do with Lewis & Clark, I'm sure....

    P.S. Ah, found the N.D. route map:

    http://lewis-clark-trail.us/maps/wes...th_dakota.html
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    IIRC The Lost Trail was intended to be an auto route to follow the return trip leg of Clark exploring the Yellowstone River. On the Corp split up at Travelers Rest on the return trip. Lewis headed north to explore, several men took a direct route on the Missouri and Clark took a southerly route that took his group across Lost Trail Pass and then on to the Yellow Stone River.
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    Interesting. but the location of the picture above was on SR5 near the Canadian Border close to Crosby

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    Quote Originally Posted by BACKROAD.ADV View Post
    Interesting. but the location of the picture above was on SR5 near the Canadian Border close to Crosby
    Agree that this would not be associated with the Lewis and Clark return leg. Then you most likely came upon a marker associated with the post Little Big Horn battle, at least that would be my next possibility to research. Some of the Lakota went north into Saskatchewan. They returned after having difficulties establishing themselves and returned in 1881 (IIRC) surrendering to troops from Fort Buford. This may be a maker in the general vicinity of where they either crossed the border or surrendered. Do some searches on Hunkpapa Sioux and Sitting Bull; you may find an answer.
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