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Lewis and Clark Expedition

 
 
Lewis & Clark Expedition Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, May 6, 2011
1. Lewis & Clark Expedition Marker
Inscription. On Aug. 31, 1803, Captain Meriwether Lewis launched a 50-foot “keeled boat” from Fort Fayette, 100 yards downriver. This marked the beginning of the 3-year expedition commissioned by President Jefferson, which opened America to westward expansion.
 
Erected 2008 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Lewis & Clark Expedition marker series.
 
Location. 40° 26.82′ N, 79° 59.711′ W. Marker is in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Marker is at the intersection of 11th Street and Fort Duquesne Boulevard, on the right when traveling west on 11th Street. Click for map. Located across Ft. Duquesne Blvd from the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. Next to a railroad bridge abutment. Marker is in this post office area: Pittsburgh PA 15222, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Allegheny Aqueduct (approx. 0.2 miles away); Great Strike Ignites the Nation! (approx. 0.2 miles away but has been reported missing); The Empty Pocket Pays (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pennsylvania Canal (approx. 0.2 miles away);
Lewis & Clark Expedition Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, May 6, 2011
2. Lewis & Clark Expedition Marker
Ninth Street Bridge (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Lafayette (approx. 0.3 miles away); Frederick J Osterling Office & Studio (approx. 0.3 miles away); Gulf Building (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Pittsburgh.
 
Also see . . .
1. Meriwether Lewis at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on May 6, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
2. William Clark at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on May 6, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
3. National Geographic: Lewis and Clark. (Submitted on May 6, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. ExplorationWaterways & Vessels
 
Lewis & Clark Expedition Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, May 6, 2011
3. Lewis & Clark Expedition Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 545 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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