Lewis and Clark Visit Spirit Mound
August 25, 1804
"From the top of this Mound we beheld a most beautiful landscape; Numerous herds of buffaloes were seen feeding in various directions." Wm. Clark
"25th Augt George Shannon Killed an Elk Buck" Wm. Clark
Paintings by Ron Backer
Erected by The South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks and the South Dakota Parks and Wildlife Foundation played key roles in restoring the site. The South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks manages the Spirit Mount Historic Prairie.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Exploration
Location. 42° 52.053′ N, 96° 57.332′ W. Marker is near Vermillion, South Dakota, in Clay County. Marker is on State Highway 19 0.1 miles north of 312th Street, on the left when traveling north. The sign is one of several at a small asphalt pull-off loop road with a sign stating "Welcome to Spirit Mound Historic Prairie". Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Vermillion SD 57069, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lewis and Clark Were Here...and Here... (here, next to this marker); From Lewis and Clark to the Future (here, next to this marker); Spirit Mound (within shouting distance of this marker); The First Baptist Church, Vermillion, South Dakota (approx. 6.2 miles away); Bruyer Church (approx. 7.8 miles away); St. Mary's Catholic Church (approx. 8.6 miles away); First Rural Electric Cooperative (approx. 8.6 miles away); Homestead Rest Area (approx. 10.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vermillion.
More about this marker. This is one side of a 3-sided informational sign at the park.
Also see . . . Spirit Mound Website. Site provides very interesting history and information on Spirit Mound (Submitted on January 15, 2011, by Rich Pfingsten of Forest Hill, Maryland.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 14, 2011, by Rich Pfingsten of Forest Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 886 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 14, 2011, by Rich Pfingsten of Forest Hill, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.