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Encampment at Kaw's Mouth - June 26-29, 1804

by Ernst Ulmer - 2003

 
 
Encampment at Kaw's Mouth - June 26-29, 1804 Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 30, 2011
1. Encampment at Kaw's Mouth - June 26-29, 1804 Marker
Inscription.

June 26, Tuesday 1804. "passed a bad Sand bar, where our tow rope broke twice, & with great exertions we rowed round it and Came to & Camped in the Point above the Kansas River."
William Clark

This Kansas artist's interpretation of the Discovery Expedition's four-day camp site in June of 1804 depicts 44 men deployed to 1. repair the red perogue, 2. cook, 3. resupply the keelboat, 4. dry the goods, 5. buid a redoubt, 6. set tents, and 7. hunt. 8. Lewis, Clark, York and Lewis's Newfoundland dog Seaman observe from the place where you are now standing. The Missouri River flows from left to right and turns east to St. Louis. The Kaw River flows in from the right.
 
Erected by Friends of Kaw Point Park, Inc., and Kansas Lewis & Clark Bicentennial Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Lewis & Clark Expedition marker series.
 
Location. 39° 6.991′ N, 94° 36.637′ W. Marker is in Kansas City, Kansas, in Wyandotte County. Click for map. Marker is at the pavilion in Lewis and Clark Historic Park at Kaw Point. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Fairfax Trafficway, Kansas City KS 66115, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Pavilion at Lewis and Clark Historic Park at Kaw Point image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
2. Pavilion at Lewis and Clark Historic Park at Kaw Point
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Lewis and Clark Expedition (here, next to this marker); Homeland of the Kanza Indians (here, next to this marker); "the water...contains a half...Glass of ooze" (here, next to this marker); "we determin to delay at this Place" (here, next to this marker); Lewis and Clark at Kaw Point / Kaw Point (within shouting distance of this marker); Bird Woman's Trail (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Cruise-Scroggs Mansion (approx. half a mile away); Commissioner Thomas F. Lally (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Kansas City.
 
Also see . . .
1. History of Lewis and Clark at Kaw Point. (Submitted on March 28, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail. (Submitted on March 28, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. ExplorationPatriots & PatriotismWaterways & Vessels
 
Painting on Encampment at Kaw's Mouth Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ernst Ulmer, 2003
3. Painting on Encampment at Kaw's Mouth Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 333 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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