Cowboy Lore & Legend: Montana Facts ~ 09-09-12

Cowboy Lore & Legend: Montana Facts

Montana Facts #9

3 Responses to Cowboy Lore & Legend: Montana Facts ~ 09-09-12


    I would never class Clark or T.R. as graffiti artists and their defacements are considered historical treasures! I understand that Clark actually called the location Pomp’s Pillar and that it is now the only extant location in Montana to verify the passage of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Where, exactly, is T.R.’s defacement? Although it is not in Montana, consider Independance Rock in Wyoming with all of its defacements–I understand it is a National Monument!

  2. Stan Lynde says:

    Exactly right, Margaret-Ann! Neither Clark or T.R. would ever be considered “graffiti artists”–especially in view of the monumental (pun intended) contributions they made to America’s wild lands. Clark nicknamed Sacajawea’s infant son “Little Pomp” and named the pillar after him. I don’t know the exact location of TR’s “defacement”, other than that it is (was?) in Medicine Rocks State Park near Ekalaka, Montana.

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