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M.V. Sergeant Floyd

Lewis & Clark Expedition

 
 
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By Ruth VanSteenwyk, July 14, 2017
1. M.V. Sergeant Floyd Marker
Inscription.  
On August 21, Tuesday, 1804, Lewis and Clark wrote: "We set out verry early this morning and proceeded under a Gentle Breeze from the S.E . . . Passed Willow Creek (Perry Creek) Small on the S.S (Starboard Side) below a bluff of about 170 feet high and one 1/2 mes. Above Floyd's river .. . . At 1 1/2 miles higher & above the bluff passed the Soues River S.S."

The Motor Vessel "Sgt. Floyd" was constructed at the Howard Shipyard of Jeffersonville, Indiana and launched on May 31, 1932. "The Floyd" has been used by the Missouri Division of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as a Survey and Inspection vessel. During its active duty time, "The Floyd" spent many years following the water trail of the Lewis & Clark Expedition.

The "Sgt. Floyd" is now a Tourism Center and River Museum that contains displays regarding the Lewis & Clark Expedition as well as demonstrating the history and use of the Missouri River through the years.

In 1803, President Tomas Jefferson sent an expedition commanded by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark to explore the newly acquired Louisiana Purchase, to seek an all-water route to
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By Ruth VanSteenwyk, July 14, 2017
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the Pacific Ocean, and to make peaceable contact with the native peoples. On May 14, 1804, the explorers headed up the Missouri. They reached the Pacific in November 1805. They returned to St. Louis on September 12, 1806, having traveled more than 8000 miles in two years, four months and nine days.
 
Erected by Iowa Dept. Of natural Resources, National Park Service, State Historical Society of Iowa REAP Historical Resource Grant, Sioux City Parks & Recreation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical date for this entry is May 31, 1932.
 
Location. 42° 29.473′ N, 96° 25.086′ W. Marker is in Sioux City, Iowa, in Woodbury County. Marker can be reached from Larsen Park Road. Marker is located on the riverfront at Larsen Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sioux City IA 51103, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Lewis & Clark Expedition (here, next to this marker); Prospect Hill (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pacific Short Line Bridge (approx. 0.3 miles away); Pacific Short Line Bridge (Nebraska Side) (approx. 0.4 miles away in Nebraska); The Spirit of Siouxland (approx. 0.4 miles away); Grand Army of the Republic (approx. 1.8 miles
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By Ruth VanSteenwyk, July 14, 2017
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away); MA1 (EXW) John Douangdara (approx. 1.9 miles away in Nebraska); Floyd Monument (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sioux City.
 
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By Ruth VanSteenwyk, July 14, 2017
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 19, 2018. It was originally submitted on January 16, 2018, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 178 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 16, 2018, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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