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Meriwether Lewis and William Clark

1774–1809, 1770–1838

 
 
Meriwether Lewis and William Clark Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 15, 2008
1. Meriwether Lewis and William Clark Marker
Inscription. Bold and farseeing pathfinders who carried the flag of the young republic to the western ocean and revealed an unknown empire to the uses of mankind.

A territory of 385000 square miles was added to the country by the efforts of these men, an area larger than the then existing size of the United States.
 
Erected 1919 by Paul Goodloe McIntire.
 
Location. 38° 1.817′ N, 78° 29.133′ W. Marker is in Charlottesville, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street (Business U.S. 250) and Ridge Road, in the median on West Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Charlottesville VA 22903, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sacajawea (here, next to this marker); Dedicated to You, A Free Citizen in a Free Land (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jefferson School (about 500 feet away); First Baptist Church, West Main Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); Triumph of “The Charlottesville Twelve” (approx. ľ mile away); Charlottesville
Lewis and Clark Monument image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 15, 2008
2. Lewis and Clark Monument
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Robert Edward Lee (approx. 0.3 miles away); Stone Tavern and Central Hotel (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charlottesville.
 
More about this marker. Bronze by Charles Keck (1875–1951) is approx. 8ľ feet high on a 14 foot Balfour pink granite base.
 
Also see . . .
1. Discovering Lewis & Clark. “Washington D.C., June 20, 1803. To Meriwether Lewis Esquire, Captain of the first regiment of Infantry of the United States of America. The Object of your mission is to explore the Missouri river & such principal stream of it as by itís course and communication with the waters of the Pacific ocean, whether the Columbia, Oregon, Colorado or any other river may offer the most direct & practicable water communication across this continent for the purpose of commerce.”
—Thomas Jefferson, President of the United States of America. (Submitted on June 16, 2008.) 

2. Biography of Paul Goodloe McIntire (1860–1952). A City of Charlottesville website. (Submitted on June 16, 2008.) 

3. Charles Keck. This Harpers Design International
Monument to Lewis & Clark image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 15, 2008
3. Monument to Lewis & Clark
Monument by sculptor Charles Keck was erected in 1919.
spread includes pictures of this statue's maquette. (Submitted on June 16, 2008.) 

4. Lewis, Clark and Sacagawea Statue. Information about the statue. (Submitted on February 5, 2009, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 

5. "Their First View of the Pacific". National Register of Historic Places Registration Form. (Submitted on August 17, 2009, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Exploration
 
Lewis and Clark Statue image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 15, 2008
4. Lewis and Clark Statue
Meriwether Lewis and William Clark image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 15, 2008
5. Meriwether Lewis and William Clark
“The Guide Sacagawea” image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 15, 2008
6. “The Guide Sacagawea”
Lewis and Clark Monument Base, South Face image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 15, 2008
7. Lewis and Clark Monument Base, South Face
Lewis and Clark Monument Base, North Face image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 15, 2008
8. Lewis and Clark Monument Base, North Face
The Meriwether Clark and William Clark Sculpture image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, August 15, 2009
9. The Meriwether Clark and William Clark Sculpture
Close-up of East face of The Meriwether Clark and William Clark Sculpture
The Meriwether Clark and William Clark Sculpture (North face) image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, August 15, 2009
10. The Meriwether Clark and William Clark Sculpture (North face)
Close-up of North face of The Meriwether Clark and William Clark Sculpture
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 15, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 3,709 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on June 15, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   2. submitted on June 16, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on June 15, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   8. submitted on June 16, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   9, 10. submitted on August 16, 2009, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.
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