Wood River in Madison County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Lewis and Clark Expedition
At Camp River Dubois Lewis and Clark gathered supplies, compiled information and trained their men. Originally there were nine Kentuckians, fourteen soldiers, two French watermen, one hunter-interpreter and Clark's Negro servant at the camp. They were energetic, healthy individualists who did not accept discipline willingly. During the winter Lewis reprimanded several men for refusing to obey the orders of their officers, failing to perform sentry duty and making "hunting of other business a pretext to cover their design of visiting a neighbouring whiskey shop...."
Additional recruits enlisted for the first part of the
Erected 1965 by Division of Highways and the Illinois State Historical Society.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Illinois State Historical Society, and the Lewis & Clark Expedition marker series.
Location. 38° 51.632′ N, 90° 6.621′ W. Marker is in Wood River, Illinois, in Madison County. Marker is on Lewis and Clark Boulevard (Illinois Route 3) 0.2 miles north of West Madison Avenue (Illinois Route 143), on the right when traveling south. The marker is only accessible on the southbound lane of Route 3. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wood River IL 62095, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wann Railroad Disaster (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Village of Hartford (approx. 2.1 miles away); Lewis and Clark (approx. 3.3 miles away in Missouri); In Remembrance - Wood River Massacre - July 10, 1814 (approx. 3½ miles away); John Mason Peck (approx. 3½ miles away); Robert Pershing Wadlow (approx. 3½ miles away); Alton National Cemetery (approx. 3½ miles away); The Cost of Freedom (approx. 3½ miles away).
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 28, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 28, 2019, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 52 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 28, 2019, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.