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Thebes in Alexander County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Lewis and Clark in Illinois

 
 
Lewis and Clark in Illinois Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, November 29, 2020
1. Lewis and Clark in Illinois Marker
Inscription.  In November of 1803, Meriwether Lewis, William Clark and their party camped on the slate rock bank of the Mississippi River near here. They found moving the boats up river very difficult and traveled only about one mile per hour against the strong current. It was a taste of the long journey ahead.
 
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: ExplorationWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Lewis & Clark Expedition series list.
 
Location. 37° 13.578′ N, 89° 27.606′ W. Marker is in Thebes, Illinois, in Alexander County. Marker is on Pecan Street south of Illinois Route 3, on the right when traveling south. Marker is located in a roadside park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Pecan St, Thebes IL 62990, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Steamboats on the Mississippi River (a few steps from this marker); Welcome to Illinois
Lewis and Clark in Illinois Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, November 29, 2020
2. Lewis and Clark in Illinois Marker
Marker is located in a park overlooking the Mississippi River
(approx. 5.6 miles away); Cape Girardeau River Crossings (approx. 5.8 miles away in Missouri); St Vincent's Seminary and Southeast Missouri State University (approx. 5.9 miles away in Missouri); Manitowoc Shipbuilding Company (approx. 5.9 miles away in Missouri); Cape Girardeau and the Railroad (approx. 5.9 miles away in Missouri); Champion Beech Tree (approx. 5.9 miles away in Missouri); River Commerce (approx. 5.9 miles away in Missouri).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 29, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 40 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 29, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.
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