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

“Espyd. a wolf”

 
 
"Espyd. a wolf" Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 1, 2011
1. "Espyd. a wolf" Marker
Inscription.

"...towards the Evening a many Espyd. a wolf lying a Sleep with the Noise of the Oars Racing he awoke Stood to know what was a comeing..."
Sergeant Joseph Whitehouse
July 7, 1804

The Corps of Discovery, a United States Army expedition lead by Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark passed through this area on July 7, 1804. He also described passing by a small island and noted the color of the bluffs as a yellowish color. Captain Clark wrote in his journal of the men killing a wolf that day.

The amount of game that was shot by the expedition was noted beacuse [sic] the meat was an important part of the men's diet and was a valuable commodity. Clark wrote that it required 4 deer or elk, or one buffalo, to supply the expedition members with meals for 24 hours.

[Background illustration caption reads]
Nodaway Island, where the expedition passed by, may have looked something similar to this. Artist Karl Bodmer traveled through this area seventeen years after the expedition. [Image] Courtesy of Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE.

Wolves were once found in present day Kansas but are no longer in the area.

[Map] July 7, 1804 and September 12, 1806
 
Erected by National Park Service and Kansas Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Commission.
 
Marker series.
"Espyd. a wolf" Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 1, 2011
2. "Espyd. a wolf" Marker
Looking northeast
This marker is included in the Lewis & Clark Expedition marker series.
 
Location. 39° 48.343′ N, 94° 55.898′ W. Marker is near Wathena, Kansas, in Doniphan County. Marker is on Treece Road 0.4 miles north of Toulon Road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is along a roadside pullout. Marker is in this post office area: Wathena KS 66090, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Lewis and Clark Expedition (approx. 3.4 miles away in Missouri); Joseph Robidoux at Roy's Branch (approx. 3.6 miles away in Missouri); The Men of the Corps of Discovery / The Lewis and Clark Expedition (approx. 4 miles away in Missouri); A Path To Freedom (approx. 4.3 miles away in Missouri); St. Joseph (approx. 4.3 miles away in Missouri); Fort Smith (approx. 4.3 miles away in Missouri); Joseph Robidoux (approx. 4.6 miles away in Missouri); Pony Express (approx. 4.6 miles away in Missouri).
 
Also see . . .
1. Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail. (Submitted on June 3, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. National Geographic: Lewis and Clark Expedition. (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.)
View southwest from "Espyd. a wolf" Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 1, 2011
3. View southwest from "Espyd. a wolf" Marker
Treece Road to right of photo

4. The Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. (Submitted on June 3, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. AnimalsEnvironmentExplorationPatriots & Patriotism
 
Map on "Espyd. a wolf" Marker image. Click for full size.
By National Park Service, undated
4. Map on "Espyd. a wolf" Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 393 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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