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East St. Louis in St. Clair County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Lewis and Clark in Illinois

 
 
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By Jason Voigt, April 23, 2019
1. Lewis and Clark in Illinois Marker
Inscription.  On December 10, 1803 Meriwether Lewis, William Clark and their party camped at this place opposite St. Louis. The next morning, Clark left Lewis in St. Louis before heading upstream towards a winter campsite. They would spend five months in Illinois before heading west on their famous expedition.
 
Erected 2003 by State of Illinois, Illinois Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Exploration. In addition, it is included in the Lewis & Clark Expedition series list. A significant historical date for this entry is December 10, 1803.
 
Location. 38° 37.728′ N, 90° 10.49′ W. Marker is in East St. Louis, Illinois, in St. Clair County. Marker is at the intersection of S Front St and Riverpark Drive, on the right when traveling north on S Front St. It is located next to the East Riverfront Metrolink station. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: East Saint Louis IL 62201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. York (here, next to this marker); Malcolm W. Martin Memorial Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); The James B. Eads Bridge (approx.
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By Jason Voigt, April 23, 2019
2. Lewis and Clark in Illinois Marker
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0.4 miles away in Missouri); Mississippi River Overlook (approx. half a mile away); The Captains' Return (approx. half a mile away in Missouri); Rue Royale (approx. half a mile away in Missouri); Old Missouri Hotel (approx. half a mile away in Missouri); The Gateway Geyser (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in East St. Louis.
 
Additional keywords. Lewis, Clark
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 28, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 24, 2019, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 185 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 24, 2019, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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