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Frankfort in Franklin County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Lewis and Clark in Kentucky / Frankfort Newspapers

 
 
Lewis and Clark in Kentucky / Frankfort Newspapers Marker (<i>side 1</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 8, 2013
1. Lewis and Clark in Kentucky / Frankfort Newspapers Marker (side 1)
Inscription.
(marker side 1)
Ky. newspapers were a major means of reporting news regarding the 1803-06 Lewis & Clark Expedition to the Pacific Ocean. Of special importance were the Frankfort papers The Palladium and The Western World. Both carried news of the explorers' return.       Over.

(marker side 2)
The October 2 and 9, 1806 issues of The Palladium ran the first printed accounts of the return of Lewis and Clark, noting that the explorers arrived "in very good health." The journey's details were then circulated nationally.

Presented by the Ohio River Chapter-Lewis & Clark Trail
Heritage Foundation, National Park Service, Ky. Lewis & Clark
Bicentennial Commission, Franklin Co. Trust for Historic Preservation

2008 * Kentucky Historical Society * Kentucky Department of Highways * 2215

 
Erected 2006 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2215.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society, and the Lewis & Clark Expedition marker series.
 
Location. 38° 11.94′ N, 84° 52.649′ W. Marker is in Frankfort, Kentucky, in Franklin County. Marker is on St. Clair Street north of West Main Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located on the sidewalk, on the east side of St Clair
Lewis and Clark in Kentucky / Frankfort Newspapers Marker (<i>side 2</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 8, 2013
2. Lewis and Clark in Kentucky / Frankfort Newspapers Marker (side 2)
Street, halfway between West Main Street and West Broadway Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: 315 St. Clair Street, Frankfort KY 40601, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Governor William Goebel (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gov. George Madison (1763-1816) (about 400 feet away); Morehead House (about 400 feet away); First Christian Church (about 400 feet away); Hiram Lodge No. 4 F. & A.M. (about 500 feet away); The Church of the Ascension (about 500 feet away); Lewis and Clark in Kentucky / William Clark in Frankfort (about 500 feet away); Capt. Daniel Weisiger III / Weisiger House (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Frankfort.
 
Also see . . .
1. Kentucky Ties to the Lewis and Clark Expedition. The first detailed printed account of the expedition's successful return was printed in the Frankfort newspaper The Palladium on October 9, 1806. The first news of its return - literally a news extra - was printed on October 2 in The Palladium. These two accounts were picked up and circulated by other papers, announcing to the nation Lewis and Clark's successful return. (Submitted on September 26, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Newspaper Reports. This link presents images of various Lewis & Clark reports published in Kentucky during 1803 and 1806. (Submitted on September 26, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
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Lewis and Clark in Kentucky / Frankfort Newspapers Marker (<i>wide view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 8, 2013
3. Lewis and Clark in Kentucky / Frankfort Newspapers Marker (wide view)
Lewis and Clark in Kentucky / Frankfort Newspapers Marker (<i>wide view from St Clair Street</i>) image. Click for full size.
September 8, 2013
4. Lewis and Clark in Kentucky / Frankfort Newspapers Marker (wide view from St Clair Street)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 29, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 26, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 26, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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