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Baden in Beaver County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Down The Ohio

In 1803

— September 2nd —

 
 
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Photographed By Craig Doda, July 3, 2021
1. Down The Ohio Marker
Inscription.  Lewis wrote in his journal, “At nine o’clock reached Logtown Riffle, unloaded and with much difficulty got over. But were detained for four hours.” He noted "the hills on either side of the Ohio are from 3 to 400 feet,” running parallel on each side keeping the general serpentine course along the river for about two miles.

Stranded again at the Logstown Riffle, Lewis sent two or three men to obtain "one horse and an ox, which enabled us very readily to get over. Paid the man his charge, which was one dollar."

Lewis and Clark's Corps of Discovery gathered men and supplies as they journeyed down the Ohio River. Lewis began keeping his journal in Pittsburgh and Clark joined him at the Falls of the Ohio as the first of the great expeditions began.
 
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 year for this entry is 1803.
 
Location. 40° 37.615′ N, 80° 13.767′ W. Marker is in Baden, Pennsylvania, in Beaver County. Marker is on Pennsylvania Route 65, on

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the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Baden PA 15005, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hill Cemetery (here, next to this marker); Logstown (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Hill Cemetery (a few steps from this marker); Site of First Mass (a few steps from this marker); Anthony Wayne's Camp (approx. 0.2 miles away); Legionville (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Logstown (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Logstown (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baden.
 
Down The Ohio Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, July 3, 2021
2. Down The Ohio Marker
Down The Ohio Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, July 3, 2021
3. Down The Ohio Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 12, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 11, 2021, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 184 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 11, 2021, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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