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Alton in Madison County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Lewis and Clark Expedition

 
 
Lewis and Clark Expedition Memorial Stone image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, July 28, 2007
1. Lewis and Clark Expedition Memorial Stone
Inscription. Near here at Camp Dubois, the Lewis and Clark Detachment spent the winter of 1803. They left on May 14, 1804, ascending the Missouri River to its source. Crossed the Great Divide reaching the Pacific on November 7, 1805. They returned to Illinois on September 23, 1806 having concluded one of the most dramatic and significant events in our history.
 
Erected 2003.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Lewis & Clark Expedition marker series.
 
Location. 38° 48.309′ N, 90° 6.81′ W. Marker is in Alton, Illinois, in Madison County. Marker is on Levee Road near State Route 3 (Illinois Route 3). Click for map. You’ll see the Lewis and Clark State Historic Site signs directing you onto Levee Road. If you go straight (east) towards the river, you’ll find the marker. Follow the road to the left, you’ll reach the historic site. Marker is in this post office area: Granite City IL 62040, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Journey Begins Here (a few steps from this marker); Lewis and Clark (approx. 0.9 miles away in Missouri); Wanda Methodist Church (approx. 4.5 miles away);
Missouri River Entering the Mississippi River image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, July 28, 2007
2. Missouri River Entering the Mississippi River
This location is south of the historic camp area. The fort site is probably the far river bank on the right.
Ruins of First State Prison in Illinois (approx. 7.2 miles away); In Remembrance - Wood River Massacre - July 10, 1814 (approx. 7.3 miles away); The Legend of the Piasa (approx. 7.9 miles away); Fort Russell (approx. 8.1 miles away but has been reported missing); First Cemetery in the City of Edwardsville (approx. 8.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Alton.
 
Also see . . .  Lewis and Clark Expedition- Wikipedia. (Submitted on December 13, 2012, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Exploration
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,682 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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