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Near Hartford in Madison County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Lewis and Clark Expedition in Illinois: A Bicentennial Tribute

 
 
The Lewis and Clark Expedition in Illinois: A Bicentennial Tribute Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, December 31, 2020
1. The Lewis and Clark Expedition in Illinois: A Bicentennial Tribute Marker
Inscription.  Near this site along the river Dubois, in the vicinity of the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers, the Corps of Discovery established its 1803-1804 winter camp and prepared for the historic expedition, which departed on May 14, 1804.
 
Erected 2003 by Illinois State Organization, DAR, Mrs. Lyle E. Hinshaw, State Regent.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), and the Lewis & Clark Expedition series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is May 14, 1804.
 
Location. 38° 48.144′ N, 90° 6.111′ W. Marker is near Hartford, Illinois, in Madison County. Marker is on Lewis and Clark Trail south of Frontage Road, on the right when traveling south. Marker is located in front of Lewis and Clark State Historic Site. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Lewis and Clark Trail, Hartford IL 62048, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Lewis & Clark Expedition (a few steps from this marker); "fixed on a place to build huts"
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(within shouting distance of this marker); The Journey Begins Here (approx. 0.7 miles away); Lewis and Clark Expedition (approx. 0.7 miles away); Lewis and Clark at the Confluence Point (approx. 1.4 miles away in Missouri); American Indian Nations of Missouri (approx. 1.4 miles away in Missouri); Lewis and Clark (approx. 1˝ miles away in Missouri); The Village of Hartford (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hartford.
 
The Lewis and Clark Expedition in Illinois: A Bicentennial Tribute Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, December 31, 2020
2. The Lewis and Clark Expedition in Illinois: A Bicentennial Tribute Marker
Marker is a ground plaque between the two benches in front of Lewis and Clark State Historic Site.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 31, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 31, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 120 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 31, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.

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