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Ware in Union County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Lewis and Clark in Illinois

 
 
Lewis and Clark in Illinois Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, November 29, 2020
1. Lewis and Clark in Illinois Marker
Inscription.  Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, and their party passed this place on their way west. Here they crossed the river to visit Cape Girardeau. The next day they were relieved to find Nathaniel Pryor, a recruit who had gone hunting two days earlier but never returned. On November 24, 1803, they camped on a rocky sandbar near by.
 
Erected 2003 by The State of Illinois and the Illinois Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Exploration. In addition, it is included in the Lewis & Clark Expedition series list. A significant historical date for this entry is November 24, 1803.
 
Location. 37° 26.659′ N, 89° 23.757′ W. Marker is in Ware, Illinois, in Union County. Marker is on Illinois Route 3 south of Illinois Route 146, on the right when traveling south. Marker is on a roadside pullout. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 15 IL-3, Jonesboro IL 62952, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Scientific Mission (here, next to this marker); All Veterans Past, Present, and Future
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(approx. 3˝ miles away); Bushyhead Memorial (approx. 3.7 miles away in Missouri); Anna-Jonesboro (approx. 3.9 miles away); Father Jacques Marquette (approx. 4˝ miles away in Missouri); Lincoln-Douglas Debate (approx. 7 miles away); Where Lincoln Walked (approx. 7 miles away); Background of the Debates (approx. 7 miles away).
 
Lewis and Clark in Illinois Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, November 29, 2020
2. Lewis and Clark in Illinois Marker
Marker is off a roadside pullout.
 
 
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 263 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 29, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.

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