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

Drouillard Creek Drouillard Trail

 
 
Drouillard Creek Drouillard Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, August 10, 2020
1. Drouillard Creek Drouillard Trail Marker
Inscription.  Named in honor of George Drouillard ((Drewyer)) who lived at Fort Massac before becoming one of the most valuable members on the Lewis and Clark Expedition 1803 - 1806.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationParks & Recreational Areas. In addition, it is included in the Lewis & Clark Expedition series list.
 
Location. 37° 8.711′ N, 88° 42.703′ W. Marker is in Metropolis, Illinois, in Massac County. Marker can be reached from 7th Street east of U.S. 45. Marker is located at 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. Lewis and Clark in Illinois (here, next to this marker); Illinois in the American Revolution (about 400 feet away, measured in 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
Drouillard Creek Drouillard Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, August 10, 2020
2. Drouillard Creek Drouillard Trail Marker
Located at Fort Massac State Park
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Hope Light (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Metropolis.
 
Also see . . .  George Drouillard on Wikipedia. As the marker says, Drouillard was a valuable person on the Lewis & Clark Expedition. He was an avid hunter and was fluent in many languages, including sign language. Drouillard was mentioned in Lewis and Clark's diaries during the journey (referred to as "Drewyer"). After the Expedition, he became involved in the fur business. In 1810, he was killed by Native Americans in present-day Montana while trapping beaver. (Submitted on August 16, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 16, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 48 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 16, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.   2. submitted on August 11, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.
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