Inscription. This marker commemorates George Shannon, the youngest member of the Corps of Discovery, on the occasion of the bicentennial of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.
By John Desaulniers, Jr., July 2, 2004
|1. George Shannon Marker|
He died in Palmyra, Missouri while on legal business, August 30, 1836, and is buried one mile north of Palymra in the Massey Mill Cemetery.
Marker dedicated on June 13, 2004 by the Missouri State Society DAR and the Hannibal Heritage Chapter DAR.
Erected 2004 by Missouri State Society D.A.R. and the Hannibal Heritage Chapter D.A.R.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Lewis & Clark Expedition marker series.
Location. 39° 47.959′ N, 91° 31.4′ W. Marker is in Palmyra, Missouri, in Marion County. Marker is on North Main Street (Business U.S. 61) north of Lafayette Street, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker located in the square with the Marion County Courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Palmyra MO 63461, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, as the crow flies. Palmyra (here, next to this marker); Palmyra Confederate Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Palmyra Massacre (about 400 feet away, in a direct line); Potawatomi Emigration (approx. 0.3 miles away); His Friends Rest Here (approx. 10.3 miles away in Illinois); A Victorian Cemetery (approx. 10.3 miles away in Illinois); The Jail in "Tom Sawyer" (approx. 10.6 miles away); Hannibal (approx. 10.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Palmyra.
Also see . . .
1. Private George Shannon. A humorous look at the often lost George Shannon's experiences with the Corps of Discovery. (Submitted on May 6, 2010, by John Desaulniers, Jr. of Mingo, Iowa.)
2. Discovering Lewis & Clark: Shannon - Disabled Vet. Shannon was shot in the leg by Indians in 1807 and eventually had part of it amputated, granting him disabled veteran status. He is called "Peg Leg" on a genealogical web site (http://genforum.genealogy.com/shannon/messages/2613.html). (Submitted on May 6, 2010, by John Desaulniers, Jr. of Mingo, Iowa.)
Credits. This page originally submitted on May 6, 2010, by John Desaulniers, Jr. of Mingo, Iowa. This page has been viewed 734 times since then. Photo 1. submitted on May 6, 2010, by John Desaulniers, Jr. of Mingo, Iowa. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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