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Lindy in Knox County, Nebraska — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Lewis and Clark Campsite

September 2, 1804

 
 
Lewis and Clark Campsite Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, August 7, 2021
1. Lewis and Clark Campsite Marker
Inscription.  
On its journey to the Pacific Ocean the Lewis and Clark Expedition camped near here on September 2, 1804. At this camp the explorers’ imagination and knowledge of military fortifications misled them into concluding that sand ridges and mounds left by Missouri River floods were an ancient fortification. Captain Clark made a detailed survey of these natural features.

Clark recorded his concern for Private George Shannon who, at 19, was the youngest member of the Corps of Discovery. He had been missing for five days after going in search of stray horses. He was not found until September 11. Clark explained, “He had been 12 days without any thing to eate but Grapes & one Rabit, which he Killed by shooting a piece of hard Stick in place of a ball. This man Supposeing the boat to be a head pushed on as long as he Could, when he became weak and fiable deturmined to lay by and waite for a tradeing boat.”
 
Erected by Nebraska State Historical Society; and National Park Service. (Marker Number 345.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Exploration
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Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Lewis & Clark Expedition, and the Nebraska State Historical Society series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is September 2, 1804.
 
Location. 42° 44.055′ N, 97° 44.466′ W. Marker is in Lindy, Nebraska, in Knox County. Marker is on Main Street, 0.1 miles west of 539 Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Marker is located in front of Z's Lindy Country Club, the local saloon. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bloomfield NE 68718, 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. Reunited with Shannon! (here, next to this marker); Replica First Schoolhouse (approx. 10.1 miles away in South Dakota); First School in Dakota Territory Monument (approx. 10.1 miles away in South Dakota); Lewis and Clark / Springfield (approx. 11.1 miles away in South Dakota); Springfield Veterans Memorial (approx. 11.1 miles away in South Dakota); Graves of Ogden Marsh and Addie L. Marsh (approx. 11.2 miles away in South Dakota); Veteran's Memorial Plaza (approx. 11.4 miles away in South Dakota); Tabor (approx. 13 miles away in South Dakota).
 
More about this marker.
Lewis and Clark Campsite Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, August 7, 2021
2. Lewis and Clark Campsite Marker
(looking northwest from Main Street • Z's Lindy Country Club in background)
The Missouri River is about 6 miles north of this location.
 
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1. Lewis and Clark Expedition: September 2, 1804. The boats navigate around a large island. Some of the men name it Elk island for the number of elk shot on this day. They describe unusual sand ridges which appear to be Indian fortifications.
On the bank opposite our camp is an ancient fortification or breastwork, similar to those which have been occasionally discovered on the western waters.
—Patrick Gass
These were likely sand-blown formations. (Submitted on September 13, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Journals of the Lewis & Clark Expedition, September 2, 1804. (Submitted on September 13, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 13, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 13, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 149 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 13, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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