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Metropolis in Massac County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Lewis and Clark in Illinois

 
 
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By Jason Voigt, August 10, 2020
1. Lewis and Clark in Illinois Marker
Inscription.  On November 11, 1803, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark arrived at Fort Massac. They spent three days here, recruiting men to join their westward expedition. They also hired George Drouillard to act as an interpreter on the journey. Known for his hunting and scouting skills, Drouillard became a valuable member of the expedition.
 
Erected 2003 by the State of Illinois, Illinois Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationForts and Castles. In addition, it is included in the Lewis & Clark Expedition series list.
 
Location. 37° 8.709′ N, 88° 42.704′ W. Marker is in Metropolis, Illinois, in Massac County. Marker can be reached from 7th Street east of U.S. 45. Marker is on the grounds of Fort Massac State Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1308 5th Street, Metropolis IL 62960, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Drouillard Creek Drouillard Trail (here, next to this marker); Illinois in the American Revolution (about 400 feet away, measured in
Lewis and Clark in Illinois Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, August 10, 2020
2. Lewis and Clark in Illinois Marker
Located at Fort Massac State Park
a direct line); J.C. Blair (about 500 feet away); Four Flags Over Fort Massac (about 600 feet away); Historical (about 600 feet away); They Passed This Way (approx. 0.2 miles away); In Memory of George Rogers Clark (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hope Light (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Metropolis.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 11, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 11, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 51 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 11, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.
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