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Portage des Sioux in St. Charles County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Forts and Blockhouses

1799 1812

 
 
Forts and Blockhouses Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, September 22, 2019
1. Forts and Blockhouses Marker
Inscription.  
Forts and block houses 1799
Forts and block houses built
on this site to protect white
settlers from Indians and
afterwards used in War of 1812

 
Location. 38° 55.8′ N, 90° 20.343′ W. Marker is in Portage des Sioux, Missouri, in St. Charles County. Marker can be reached from River View Drive 0.1 miles north of Le Sieur Street, on the right when traveling north. Marker is located on a walkway towards the Our Lady of the Rivers Shrine statue. It is the second marker on the right, after walking past the entrance. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1565 River View Drive, Portage des Sioux MO 63373, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lewis & Clark 1804 (here, next to this marker); Pere Marquette & Joliet 1673 (within shouting distance of this marker); Louisiana Territory (within shouting distance of this marker); Portage des Sioux 1798 (within shouting distance of this marker); 1815 Treaty (within shouting distance of this marker); St Rose Philippine Duchesne
Forts and Blockhouses Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, September 22, 2019
2. Forts and Blockhouses Marker
The Our Lady of the Rivers Shrine statue is seen in the background.
(within shouting distance of this marker); St. Francis of Assisi Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Our Lady of the Rivers (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Portage des Sioux.
 
More about this marker. This is one of eight markers on the Our Lady of the Rivers Shrine walkway, which mostly cover Lewis & Clark and St. Charles County history.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesNative AmericansSettlements & SettlersWar of 1812Wars, US Indian
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 13, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 12, 2019, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 54 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 12, 2019, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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