Blair in Washington County, Nebraska — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
The Lewis and Clark Expedition
The landscape has changed since Lewis and Clark explored it: rivers have been dammed, forests cut over, prairies plowed under, and roads built to the horizon. Although remnants of wilderness still exist, imagine this land as Lewis and Clark first saw it two centuries ago.
Erected by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Lewis & Clark Expedition marker series.
Location. 41° 30.792′ N, 96° 2.199′ W. Marker is in Blair, Nebraska, in Washington County. Marker is on DeSoto Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Blair NE 68009, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Up the Missouri (within shouting distance of this marker); Steamboat Bertrand Lewis and Clark Campsite Area (approx. 2 miles away); DeSoto Townsite (approx. 2.2 miles away); Fort Atkinson (approx. 4 miles away); Lewis and Clark Campsite (approx. 4.2 miles away); The Death of Marshal Suverkrubbe (approx. 4.3 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Atkinson (approx. 4.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Blair.
More about this marker. This marker is located in DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge at a riverside pullout off of DeSoto Avenue.
Also see . . . Lewis and Clark Expedition - britannica.com. On January 18, 1803, U.S. President Thomas Jefferson sent a secret message to Congress asking for $2,500 to send an officer and a dozen soldiers to explore the Missouri River, make diplomatic contact with Indians, expand the American fur trade, and locate the Northwest Passage (the much-sought-after hypothetical northwestern water route to the Pacific Ocean). (Submitted on September 4, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 241 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.