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Lewis Discovers a High Mound

 
 
Lewis Discovers a High Mound Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 28, 2011
1. Lewis Discovers a High Mound Marker
Inscription.

July 4, 1804

William Clark recorded in his
journal that on this date:

"Capt. Lewis walked on Shore above
this Creek and discovered a high
moun[d] from the top of which he
had an extensive view, 3 paths
Concentering at the moun[d]"

 
Erected 1997 by Kansas Society, Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Lewis & Clark Expedition marker series.
 
Location. 39° 33.723′ N, 95° 6.833′ W. Marker is in Atchison, Kansas, in Atchison County. Marker is on River Road near Commercial Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in Riverfront Park. Marker is in this post office area: Atchison KS 66002, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Under a large Cottonwood... (a few steps from this marker); "the water...contains a half...Glass of ooze" (within shouting distance of this marker); Homeland of the Kanza Indians (within shouting distance of this marker); The Lewis and Clark Expedition (within shouting distance of this
Lewis Discovers a High Mound Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 28, 2011
2. Lewis Discovers a High Mound Marker
Looking northeast, with Missouri River in background
marker); "walked on Shore above this Creek" (within shouting distance of this marker); Butterfield's Overland Dispatch (within shouting distance of this marker); USS Arizona Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Atchison Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Atchison.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. (Submitted on July 20, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail. (Submitted on July 20, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 417 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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