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Auburn in Placer County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Jean Baptiste Charbonneau

 
 
Jean Baptiste Charbonneau Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, February 18, 2010
1. Jean Baptiste Charbonneau Marker
Inscription.  As an infant in 1805, he accompanied his parents Toussaint Charbonneau and Sacagawea, as they guided the Lewis & Clark Expedition. He lived along the American River Canyon, at Murderer’s, Buckner’s, Rattlesnake & Manhattan Bars between 1848 and 1857. In 1861 he worked as a clerk at the Orleans Hotel, located near this site. Died in Oregon shortly after leaving Auburn in 1866.
 
Erected 2006 by Placer County Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Lewis & Clark Expedition series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1805.
 
Location. 38° 53.639′ N, 121° 4.753′ W. Marker is in Auburn, California, in Placer County. Marker is at the intersection of Lincoln Way and Park Street on Lincoln Way. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1587 Lincoln Way, Auburn CA 95603, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Auburn Joss House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Chinese Houses (about 400 feet away);
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Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, June 5, 2011
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Gietzen Fire Station (about 500 feet away); Bosse-Morgan Building (about 600 feet away); American Hotel (about 600 feet away); Auburn Post Office (about 700 feet away); The Tsuda Grocery (about 700 feet away); Wells Fargo Express Office – 1852 (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Auburn.
 
Also see . . .  Jean Baptiste Charbonneau Biography. Following his birth, "the newest member of the 33-member Louis & Clark Expedition, Jean Baptiste was a healthy and active boy, a great favorite of Clark, who nicknamed him “Pomp and Pompy,” for his pompous “little dancing boy” antics. On April 7, 1805, riding in a pirogue (river boat) with his mother, the 55 day-old Jean Baptiste joined the expedition as the Corps left Fort Mandan to continue their journey toward the Rocky Mountains and Sacagawea’s people. (Submitted on July 3, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.) 
 
Additional keywords. Multiracial Americans
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 7, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 3, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 2,477 times since then and 101 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 3, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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Aug. 9, 2022