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

Lewis and Clark in Illinois

 
 
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By Jason Voigt, October 1, 2019
1. Lewis and Clark in Illinois Marker
Inscription.  On December 7, 1803, William Clark and several recruits landed at Cahokia, a town of about 700 residents. Meriwether Lewis was on the road to St. Louis to meet with the Spanish Governor. Two local men, Nicholas Jarrot and John Hay, went with him as translators. The Spanish official would not allow them to ascend the Missouri River. They decided to build their winter camp in Illinois. The party left Cahokia on December 10, but often returned for supplies, mail, and news.
 
Erected 2003 by State of Illinois, Illinois Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Lewis & Clark Expedition marker series.
 
Location. 38° 34.251′ N, 90° 11.319′ W. Marker is in Cahokia, Illinois, in St. Clair County. Marker is at the intersection of East 1st Street and Church Street, on the left when traveling east on East 1st Street. Marker is located on a grassy field, known as the Cakokia wedge. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 124 Church Street, East Saint Louis IL 62206, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this
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By Jason Voigt, October 1, 2019
2. Lewis and Clark in Illinois Marker
Marker is near several other markers, a clock structure, and memorials
marker. St. Louis Downtown Airport (Parks Airport) (a few steps from this marker); Cahokia Association for the Tricentennial (a few steps from this marker); Cahokia (a few steps from this marker); Parks Air College (within shouting distance of this marker); Cahokia - The Birthplace of the Midwest (within shouting distance of this marker); The Grand Plan (within shouting distance of this marker); 13 Star Day (within shouting distance of this marker); Chief Pontiac (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cahokia.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 3, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 3, 2019, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 61 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 3, 2019, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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