Near Cairo in Alexander County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
This sculpture, Proceeding On, was designed and fabricated by EVERTT BEIDLER, Art and Design Graduate School, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, and installed August, 2005, to commemorate Lewis and Clark's activities at this place.
A Library of Congress grant helped make this sculpture and commemoration possible, with cooperation from Senator RIchard Durbin, the City of Cairo, and a design advisory committee of residents Berlene Jones, Louise Ogg, and Sandra Tarver, and SIU-C staff Dona Bachman, JoAnna Johnson, David Koch,
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.
Location. 36° 59.038′ N, 89° 8.378′ W. Marker is near Cairo, Illinois, in Alexander County. Marker is on Fort Defiance Road, on the right when traveling south. Located in Fort Defiance Park, at the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cairo IL 62914, 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. The Meeting of the Rivers (a few steps from this marker); Cairo, Illinois (approx. 0.6 miles away); Lewis & Clark (approx. 0.7 miles away); Historical Survey Marker (approx. 0.7 miles away); Lewis and Clark in Illinois (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Ohio River Bridge (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Beginning of the Third Principal Meridian (approx. 1.2 miles away); Duncan Cannon (approx. 2.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cairo.
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