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

Fort Bowman

 
 
Fort Bowman Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, October 1, 2019
1. Fort Bowman Marker
Inscription.  Cahokia was occupied on July 6, 1778 by Captain Joseph Bowman and about 40 men and Kaskaskians. Capt. Bowman selected an old stone house, known as the DuVerger Home, built in 1763, as headquarters.

George Rogers Clark set up a civil government and created the court of the committee of Cahokia with Captain Joseph Bowman selected as judge of the court.

Six weeks after the court was established, Cahokia was the site of a great Indian council on the wedge. Clark kept the peace and neutralized the Indians.

After evacuation of the Fort in January, 1783, Father Saint Pierre began construction of a new log church. Fort Bowman stood somewhat east of the Church.

Captain Bowman died on February 5 1782.
 
Location. 38° 34.247′ N, 90° 11.286′ W. Marker is in Cahokia, Illinois, in St. Clair County. Marker is on East 1st Street, on the left when traveling east. Marker is close to a stone wall with a flagpole at the Cahokia Wedge (a grassy field), across from Church of the Holy Family. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: East Saint Louis IL 62206, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking
Fort Bowman Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, October 1, 2019
2. Fort Bowman Marker
Marker in front of a stone wall and a 13-star flag.
distance of this marker. The Grand Plan (a few steps from this marker); Cahokia - The Birthplace of the Midwest (a few steps from this marker); Chief Pontiac (a few steps from this marker); French-Colonial Home Site Of Jean Baptiste Hamelin (within shouting distance of this marker); Cahokia Association for the Tricentennial (within shouting distance of this marker); 13 Star Day (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Louis Downtown Airport (Parks Airport) (within shouting distance of this marker); Parks Air College (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cahokia.
 
Categories. Native AmericansWar, US Revolutionary
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on November 3, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 2, 2019, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 43 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 2, 2019, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.
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