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Near Ellis Grove in Randolph County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Lewis and Clark in Illinois

 
 
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By Jason Voigt, November 30, 2020
1. Lewis and Clark in Illinois Marker
Inscription.  On November 28, 1803, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark arrived in Kaskaskia with about twenty-four men. Here they recruited twelve more soldiers from the local fort, including Patrick Gass, and John Ordway. They obtained a second pirogue and hired French boatmen to help move their boats up river. They also hired, an additional interpreter, Francois Labiche.
 
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: ExplorationForts and Castles. In addition, it is included in the Lewis & Clark Expedition series list.
 
Location. 37° 58.129′ N, 89° 54.646′ W. Marker is near Ellis Grove, Illinois, in Randolph County. Marker can be reached from Park Road 0.4 miles west of Shawneetown Trail (County Route 3). Marker is located at Fort Kaskaskia State Historic Site, behind the shelter. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4372 Park Rd, Ellis Grove IL 62241, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Kaskaskia Island (a few steps from this marker); Dedicated in Memory of George Rogers Clark
Lewis and Clark in Illinois Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, November 30, 2020
2. Lewis and Clark in Illinois Marker
Marker is on the scenic overlook behind the shelter at Fort Kaskaskia State Historic Site.
(a few steps from this marker); Beaver Island (a few steps from this marker); Kaskaskia Village (a few steps from this marker); Fort Kaskaskia Shelter (within shouting distance of this marker); Garrison Hill Cemetery (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of Fort Kaskaskia (approx. 0.4 miles away); Looking For a Few Good Men (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ellis Grove.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 2, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 35 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 2, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.
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