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Highland in Doniphan County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

“abounds with Beaver”

 
 
"abounds with Beaver" Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 1, 2011
1. "abounds with Beaver" Marker
Covered with silt from being underwater for an extended period of time
Inscription.
The U.S. Army expedition led by Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark journeyed up the Missouri River and passed through this area on July 9, 1804.

That evening, Clark wrote in his journal: “…passed the mouth of Creek on the L. S. called [today Mosquito Creek] Monter's Creek, about two miles above is some Cabins where our Bowman & Several Frenchmen Campd, two years ago…”

Two miles past the cabins, the Corps reached the Wolf River.

Clark wrote: “…passed a Island…opsd. A high Land…opsd. this Island, and on the L[arboard]. S[ide]. Loup or Wolf River Coms in, this river is about 60 yards Wide [and]…abounds with Beaver.”

During their return trip on September 11, 1806, Clark noted, “…Wolf river Scercely runs at all…Came 40 Miles only to day, river rapid and in maney places Crouded with Snag’s. I observe on the Shores much deer Sign – ”

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Deer on the river bank were a common sight for the Lewis and Clark expedition.

On the return journey through this area in 1806, Sargeant [sic] Floyd commented in his journal that the men stopped to dine on Paw Paws. The Paw Paw is a berry that grows in the area.
 
Erected by National Park Service and Kansas Lewis and Clark Bicentennial
"abounds with Beaver" Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 1, 2011
2. "abounds with Beaver" Marker
Looking south, with Hwy 7 on right
Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Lewis & Clark Expedition marker series.
 
Location. 39° 53.361′ N, 95° 12.493′ W. Marker is in Highland, Kansas, in Doniphan County. Marker is on Kansas Route 7 0.3 miles north of Emminence Road / 150th Road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1895 Kansas Hwy 7, Highland KS 66035, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Highland Presbyterian Mission (approx. 2.1 miles away); The Iowa, Sac and Fox Mission (approx. 2.1 miles away); Cooperation and Conflict on the Trail (approx. 2.1 miles away); The Oregon-California Trail (approx. 2.1 miles away); The Wolf River Crossing (approx. 2.1 miles away); A Manual Training School (approx. 2.1 miles away); An Agricultural Mission (approx. 2.1 miles away); The Missionary Movement (approx. 2.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Highland.
 
More about this marker. The marker was underwater for an extended period in the summer/fall of 2011 due to severe flooding caused by record winter snowfall and record late-May rain far upriver.
 
Also see . . .
1. Lewis and Clark Historical Trail
"abounds with Beaver" Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 1, 2011
3. "abounds with Beaver" Marker
Looking east across Hwy 7
. (Submitted on June 3, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. National Geographic: Lewis and Clark. (Submitted on June 3, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Discovering Lewis and Clark. (Submitted on June 3, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. TheJournals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. (Submitted on June 3, 2012, 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 229 times since then and 2 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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