Before the Reineke reunion group went their separate ways, we all met up at Travelers' Rest Preservation and Heritage Association Museum in Lolo, MT. It was the most appropriate place from which to part. This is the historical base site where Lewis and Clark split up for separate explorations of the territory in 1806. Lewis headed down the Bitterroot River toward the Great Falls of the Missouri. Clark went toward the Three Forks of the Missouri. Travelers' Rest is the only archaeologically verified Lewis and Clark campsite.
|The visitor's center contains a nice, old-fashioned presentation of historical and archaeological displays.|
Ben really enjoyed the artifacts. "It's a reo T pee Mama!", he said.
|This Blackfoot Indian stood strong and proud over the beautiful handiwork of the Salish and Nez Perce people.|
|David and JP found some self-depreciating humor in the comparison between their own "2011 Elk Camp" and the historical campsite of Lewis and Clark.|
|I think the Burkhart brothers were impressed by the tales of the old-timers and the tools they used.|