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Kansas City in Jackson County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Lewis and Clark

 
 
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By Michael W. Kruse, July 25, 2015
1. Lewis and Clark Marker
Inscription. On September 15, 1806, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark returning from the Pacific, stood on this point and recorded in their journal that this was a commanding situation for a fort and that from the top of the hill you have a perfect command of the river. Here there men shot an elk and gathered custard apples or pawpaws.

June 26-29, 1804, on the westward journey they camped at the mouth of the Kansas.
 
Erected 1956 by The American Pioneer Trails Association and the Kansas City, Missouri, Board of Park Commissioners.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Lewis & Clark Expedition marker series.
 
Location. 39° 6.303′ N, 94° 35.509′ W. Marker is in Kansas City, Missouri, in Jackson County. Marker is on W. 8th St. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kansas City MO 64105, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The French and the Lewis & Clark Expedition (a few steps from this marker); Lewis and Clark Expedition Across Missouri (within shouting distance of this marker); Etienne Veniard - Sieur de Bourgemont (within shouting distance of this marker); James Pendergast

Lewis and Clark Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael W. Kruse, July 25, 2015
2. Lewis and Clark Marker
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Chez Les Canses or "Chouteau's" (approx. 0.2 miles away); Faxon, Horton and Gallagher Company Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); 8th Street Fountain (approx. 0.2 miles away); E. J. Roe Hat Company Building (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Kansas City.
 
Additional keywords. Expedition, Missouri River, Kansas City, Kaw River, Kansas River39.105043
 
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Lewis and Clark Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael W. Kruse, July 25, 2015
3. Lewis and Clark Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael W. Kruse of Kansas City, Missouri. This page has been viewed 178 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Michael W. Kruse of Kansas City, Missouri. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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