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Clarksville in Pike County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Eagle Days

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., September 14, 2020
1. Eagle Days Marker
Inscription.  

Each winter, bald eagles leave their northern breeding grounds and migrate south along the Mississippi River. Searching for open water and a plentiful food source, many eagles call Clarksville home during the winter months.

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Every winter Clarksville holds its annual Eagle Days celebration. This popular event features bald eagle viewing and photography, along with eagle exhibits, children’s activities, and live eagle shows.

• Watch for aerial displays as bald eagles hunt for fish in the open water below Lock and Dam No. 24. When they are not hunting, eagles can be found perched in trees along the river as they rest before their next meal.
 
Erected by US Army Corps of Engineers and City of Clarksville.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 39° 22.285′ N, 90° 54.224′ W. Marker is in Clarksville, Missouri, in Pike County. Marker is at the intersection of 1st Street and Howard

Eagle <i>Days</i> Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 14, 2020
2. Eagle Days Marker
Lock and Dam #24 are seen in distance
Street, on the right when traveling north on 1st Street. Monument is in Riverfront Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Clarksville MO 63336, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Great Flood of 73 Volunteer Flood Fighters (a few steps from this marker); Living with Floods (within shouting distance of this marker); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Site of First Building in Pleasant Hill (approx. 5˝ miles away in Illinois); The First U.S. Transcontinental Flight (approx. 8.2 miles away in Illinois); Floods of 1973 and 1993 (approx. 9.3 miles away); Louisiana Public Library (approx. 9˝ miles away); "Miss Lucille's Garden" (approx. 9˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Clarksville.
 
More about this marker. Marker has limited historical information but is part of a series along the riverfront.
 
Also see . . .
1. Eagle Watching on the Mississippi River (USACE). (Submitted on September 17, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Welcome to the Mississippi River Winter Eagle Watch!. (Submitted on September 17, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 17, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 17, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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