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Weston in Platte County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Lewis & Clark Campsite

 
 
Lewis & Clark Campsite Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 28, 2011
1. Lewis & Clark Campsite Marker
Inscription.
The Lewis and Clark Expedition camped in this area July 2, 1804 opposite the head of Bear Medicine Island (later Kickapoo Island) and replaced a broken mast with a cut cottonwood. They noted across the river remains of the old French fort Cavagnolle in the rear of the first Kansas Indian village.
 
Location. 39° 24.554′ N, 94° 54.198′ W. Marker is in Weston, Missouri, in Platte County. Marker is on Main Street, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is about 100 feet north of the former railroad passenger station. Marker is in this post office area: Weston MO 64098, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Weston, Missouri (here, next to this marker); "Bear Medison Island" (here, next to this marker); The Lewis and Clark Expedition (here, next to this marker); "Hell's Half Acre" (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Yocum-Benner Buildings (about 600 feet away); Doppler Building (about 800 feet away); Mitchell Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. George Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Weston.
 
Also see . . .
1. Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail. (Submitted on July 10, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Lewis & Clark Campsite Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 28, 2011
2. Lewis & Clark Campsite Marker

2. Fort de Cavagnial. (Submitted on July 10, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. ExplorationForts, CastlesPatriots & PatriotismSettlements & Settlers
 
Lewis & Clark Campsite Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 28, 2011
3. Lewis & Clark Campsite Marker
Former railroad passenger station in background
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 255 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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