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

Floyd Monument

 
 
Floyd Monument West Side Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ruth VanSteenwyk, February 21, 2016
1. Floyd Monument West Side Marker
Inscription.  West Side of Monument

Floyd
This Shaft
Marks the Burial Place of
Sergeant Charles Floyd
A Member of the
Lewis and Clark Expedition
He Died in his Country's service
and was buried near this spot
August 20 1804
Graves of such men are Pilgrim Shrines
Shrines to no Class or Creed Confined

East Side of Monument

In Commemoration
of the
Louisiana Purchase
Made during the
Administration of Thomas Jefferson
Third President of the United States
April 30 1803
of its Successful Exploration
By the Heroic Members of the
Lewis and Clark Expedition
of the
Valor of the American Soldier
and the Enterprise
Courage and Fortitude of the
American Pioneer
to whom these Great States
West of the Mississippi River
owe their Secure Foundation

 
Erected 1900 by The Floyd Memorial Association, aided by the United States, and the State of Iowa.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker monument is listed in these topic lists:
Floyd Monument East Side Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ruth VanSteenwyk, February 21, 2016
2. Floyd Monument East Side Marker
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Cemeteries & Burial SitesExplorationSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #03 Thomas Jefferson, and the Lewis & Clark Expedition series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is April 30, 1803.
 
Location. 42° 27.757′ N, 96° 22.678′ W. Marker is in Sioux City, Iowa, in Woodbury County. Marker is on S. Lewis Blvd., 0.3 miles north of Lincoln Way, on the right when traveling south. Floyd Monument is located at the top of Floyd's Bluff. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sioux City IA 51106, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sergeant Charles Floyd (here, next to this marker); The Death of Sergeant Floyd (a few steps from this marker); Sergeant Floyd Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); The Lewis & Clark Expedition (within shouting distance of this marker); First Bride's Grave (approx. 0.3 miles away); Herbert Quick Ravine (approx. 0.4 miles away); MA1 (EXW) John Douangdara (approx. one mile away in
Floyd Monument West Side Marker image. Click for full size.
July 11, 2021
3. Floyd Monument West Side Marker
Nebraska); Pacific Short Line Bridge (Nebraska Side) (approx. 2.4 miles away in Nebraska). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sioux City.
 
Also see . . .  Sioux City History - Historic Sites - Sergeant Floyd Monument. (Submitted on February 29, 2016, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota.)
 
Floyd Monument East Side Marker image. Click for full size.
July 11, 2021
4. Floyd Monument East Side Marker
East Side of the Floyd Monument image. Click for full size.
By Ruth VanSteenwyk, February 21, 2016
5. East Side of the Floyd Monument
West Side of the Floyd Monument image. Click for full size.
By Ruth VanSteenwyk, February 21, 2016
6. West Side of the Floyd Monument
West View Marker near Floyd Monument image. Click for full size.
July 11, 2021
7. West View Marker near Floyd Monument
Places labeled on marker:
Missouri River - Used by Indians, fur traders, Lewis & Clark 1804 - 1806
South Sioux City, Nebraska site of Old Town Covington
Bruguier's Trading Post 1849 first permanent settlement at the mouth of the Big Sioux River
Grave Site of War Eagle father-in-law of Bruguier
Presented by the Sioux City Branch, American Association of University Women
North View Marker near Floyd Monument image. Click for full size.
July 11, 2021
8. North View Marker near Floyd Monument
Places labeled on marker:
War Eagle's Grave
River Boat Sgt. Floyd
Veterans Memorial
Prospect Hill and Monument
Mouth of Floyd River - Lewis & Clark Encampment after burial of Sgt. Floyd
Presented by the Sioux City Branch, American Association of University Women
South View Marker near Floyd Monument image. Click for full size.
July 11, 2021
9. South View Marker near Floyd Monument
Places labeled on marker:
Location of Floyd's Bluff City or Thompsonville - Sight of Wm. Thompson Trading Post 1853
First Bride's Grave
Loess Hills
Burial Site of Unknown 15
Sgt. Chas. Floyd Memorial Bridge
Approximate location where Sgt. Floyd died on the Missouri River 1804
Campsite of Lewis & Clark Aug. 1804 east of present day Homer, Nebraska
Presented by the Sioux City Branch, American Association of University Women
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 12, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 29, 2016, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 386 times since then and 51 times this year. Last updated on July 14, 2021. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 29, 2016, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota.   3, 4. submitted on July 14, 2021.   5, 6. submitted on February 29, 2016, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota.   7, 8, 9. submitted on August 1, 2021. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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