Who was Jean Baptiste Charbonneau?

Reno, Nevada to Boise, Idaho – 413 miles

We just completed the first day of our road trip. We are in Boise, Idaho. There is a whole lot of wide open spaces between Reno and Boise but I love the wildness of it.

In south eastern Oregon we happened to see a road side historical site and decided to stop. Do you know who Jean Baptiste Charbonneau was? I should have known when I saw this sign but it didn't click.

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The sign below explains. It begins……

"This site marks the final resting place of the youngest member of the Lewis and Clark expedition. Born to Sacagawea and Toussaint Charbonneau at Fort Mandan (North Dakota) on February 11 1805."

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Here are a couple of other pictures of the site.

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We stopped at one other interesting roadside site. Who would think an area in eastern Oregon would be named for an outdated spelling of the word Hawaii!

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