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7. Loma and Marias River

Loma and Marias River: On June 2, 1805, Lewis and Clark had their first encounter with the Marias River near present-day Loma. Lewis named it Maria's River for his cousin, Maria Wood, but the name of the river changed over time to simply “Marias.” This area was heavily populated with wildlife. Game was abundant, especially bears.

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