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Chester in Randolph County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Lewis and Clark in Illinois

 
 
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By Larry Senalik, April 13, 2012
1. Lewis and Clark in Illinois Marker
Inscription.  On November 27, 1803, Meriwether Lewis, William Clark and their party camped on Horse Island, just opposite this place at the confluence of the Kaskaskia and Mississippi Rivers. The next morning, Lewis left them to travel by land. Clark and the men pushed on to Kaskaskia via the Mississippi River.
 
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. 37° 54.299′ N, 89° 50.052′ W. Marker is in Chester, Illinois, in Randolph County. Marker is at the intersection of Bridge Bypass Road (Illinois Route 150) and Kaskaskia Street (County Route 6), on the right when traveling north on Bridge Bypass Road. Located at the Chester Welcome Center in Elzie C. Segar Memorial Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chester IL 62233, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chester, Randolph County, Illinois (a few steps from this marker); Popeye (within
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By Jason Voigt, January 27, 2017
2. Lewis and Clark in Illinois Marker
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shouting distance of this marker); Lewis and Clark in Kaskaskia (approx. 4 miles away); Illinois in the American Revolution (approx. 4 miles away); The Liberty Bell of the West (approx. 4 miles away); Great American Eclipse of 2017 (approx. 12 miles away in Missouri).
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 26, 2020. This page originally submitted on April 16, 2012, by Larry Senalik of Pleasant Plains, Illinois. This page has been viewed 588 times since then and 39 times this year. Last updated on January 24, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. Photos:   1. submitted on April 16, 2012, by Larry Senalik of Pleasant Plains, Illinois.   2. submitted on January 24, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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