The Nez Perce traveled down the west side of the Bitterroot Valley because it was less settled. On the east side about 13 miles south of Stevensville was the approximate location of Fort Corvallis. No traces of it remain today. Another.8 miles will bring you to a monument located in front of the Ravalli Valley Electric Coop. This monument, somewhat hidden by shrubs, commemorates Fort Corvallis.
It was green sod stacked twelve feet tall and two feet wide and was used for the outer protecting walls of this homemade fort. Inside, families lived in tents while anticipating the arrival of the Nez Perce. Since Corvallis had a population of less than a hundred, the one hundred-foot square fort here was not nearly as crowded as Fort Owen.