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

Scientific Mission

Lewis & Clark Expedition

 

— 1803-1806 —

 
Scientific Mission Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, November 29, 2020
1. Scientific Mission Marker
Inscription.  The Lewis and Clark Expedition had a scientific mission as well as others. President Jefferson urged them to study the flora and fauna along their route. When passing through this area, they noted the abundant pines and cedars, unique limestone formations, and also the many fine mines of "pitt coal" which was used by blacksmiths. Lewis also made reference to the Big Muddy River located on the northwest side of this county. A Shawnee Village was also located nearby.
 
Erected by The Illinois Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Commission, Illinois Bureau of Tourism and the National Park Service.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationScience & MedicineWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Lewis & Clark Expedition series list.
 
Location. 37° 26.658′ 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.
Scientific Mission Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, November 29, 2020
2. Scientific Mission Marker
The markers usually came with a silhouette statue, and they were usually placed with the dark brown "Lewis and Clark in Illinois" markers.
Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jonesboro IL 62952, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lewis and Clark in Illinois (here, next to this marker); 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); Lincoln-Douglas Debates (approx. 7.1 miles away); Jonesboro Station, Anna (approx. 8.2 miles away).
 
Scientific Mission Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, November 29, 2020
3. Scientific Mission Marker
Marker is on 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 44 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 29, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.
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