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Grand Tower in Jackson 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 30, 2020
1. Lewis and Clark in Illinois Marker
Inscription.  In November 1803, Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, and their party passed by here on their way west. They camped across the river. Clark sketched the area, the local landmarks of Tower Rock and the Sugar Loaf, and their keelboat anchored near the shore.
 
Erected 2003 by The State of Illinois and the 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° 37.905′ N, 89° 30.387′ W. Marker is in Grand Tower, Illinois, in Jackson County. Marker is on Front Street north of Market Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 703721 Front St, Grand Tower IL 62942, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. World Wars Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); In Memoriam (approx. half a mile away); Altenburg (approx. 4.4 miles away in Missouri); James "Gene" Korando
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 with the Lewis & Clark silhouette statue on the levee, at the intersection of a road that leads to the river.
(approx. 11.3 miles away); Father Jacques Marquette (approx. 11.7 miles away in Missouri); Major General John A. Logan (approx. 12.8 miles away); Elizabeth Jenkins Logan (approx. 13 miles away); Israel Blanchard (approx. 13.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grand Tower.
 
 
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 32 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 2, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.
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