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Sioux City in Woodbury County, Iowa — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)

August 8, 1804

Lewis' Journal

August 8, 1804 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, August 31, 2018
1. August 8, 1804 Marker
Inscription.  We had seen but a few aquatic fouls of any kind on the river since we commenced our journey up the Missouri. this day I saw a great number of feathers floating down the river those feathers had a very extraordinary appearance as the appeared in such quantities as to cover pretty generally sixty or seventy yards of the breadth of the river. for three miles after 1 saw those feathers continue to run in that manner, we did not perceive from whence they came, at length we were surprised by the appearance of a flock of Pillican at rest on a large sand bar. The number of which would if estimated appear almost in credible they appeared to cover several acres of ground. The island which we called after them from the number we saw on it. - Lewis
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 August 8, 1804.
Location. 42° 22.483′ N, 96° 21.283′ W. Marker is in Sioux City, Iowa, in Woodbury County. Marker is on I-29 W. Marker is at rest area. Touch for map
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. Marker is in this post office area: Sergeant Bluff IA 51054, 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. August 3, 1804 (here, next to this marker); August 16, 1804 (a few steps from this marker); "Corps Of Discovery" (within shouting distance of this marker); Lewis and Clark Expedition / Sergeant Floyd Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Territorial Church (approx. 4.1 miles away in Nebraska); Tonwantonga (approx. 5.7 miles away in Nebraska); Herbert Quick Ravine (approx. 5.8 miles away); First Bride's Grave (approx. 5.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sioux City.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 4, 2022. It was originally submitted on December 4, 2020, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 83 times since then and 6 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on December 4, 2020, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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