Administered by City of Great Falls Civic Center Great Falls Montana 59401
Located Broadwater Overlook 15 Upper River Road, adjacent to Great Falls Visitor's Center Great Falls Montana
1986. Copyrighted 1986
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Montana survey, 1996.
Scriver, Robert MacFie, 1988.
Image on file.
(Incised on lower part of sculpture:) Bob Scriver 1986 (copyright symbol) NSS (symbol) NAWA DA Modern Art Foundry (Plaque on base:) EXPLORERS AT THE PORTAGE/BY Robert M. "Bob" Scriver/Sculptor (Adjacent plaque on base:) IN APPRECIATION TO/ED AND SHIRLEY MITCH/FOR THEIR GENEROUS CONTRIBUTION/TO THIS PROJECT (Additional text plaque on base gives Lewis grizzly anecdote) signed Founder's mark appears.
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Lewis, Clark, York, and the dog Seaman overlooking the Sun River, Lewis showing where he and a grizzly bear had a confrontation in the river. Lewis and Clark are shown standing; Lewis with telescope in hand; Clark holding a spear with his proper right hand and pointing with his proper left hand. York (an African-American) crouches, holding a rifle in his proper right arm, and with his proper left arm around the dog's back.