Thank you so much for those directions, Bill. At least I can take a photo, and give a salute to my great grandfather. I enjoy visiting battlefields where my ancestors fought, walking where they walked, feeling a connection somehow.
I found two websites that are helpful for Jenkins Ferry:
Brief mention of Helena:
Knocking on a strange door to get someone to open a pasture gate is often part of the adventure on sightseeing trips. ;-)
Do you happen to know the name of that lumber company? I'll email them, see what they say, tell them about our ancestors, and encourage them to put up some kind of marker. All they can do is say no.