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White Cloud in Doniphan County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

July 10, 1804

 
 
July 10, 1804 Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 1, 2011
1. July 10, 1804 Marker
Inscription.  
William Clark recorded in his journal that on this date:

“opposite. is a butifull bottom Plain of about 2000 acres…Covered with wild rye & Potatoes…intermix’d with the grass, we camped…opposite a yellow Clay Cliff.”
 
Erected 1997 by Kansas Society, Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationNatural FeaturesNatural Resources. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Lewis & Clark Expedition series lists.
 
Location. 39° 58.727′ N, 95° 17.674′ W. Marker is in White Cloud, Kansas, in Doniphan County. Marker is on State Highway 7 near Main Street, on the right when traveling north. Marker is in the riverfront park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: White Cloud KS 66094, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Lewis and Clark Expedition (within shouting distance of this marker); "the water…contains a half…Glass of ooze" (within shouting distance
July 10, 1804 Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 1, 2011
2. July 10, 1804 Marker
Thick silt from extended flooding covers the riverfront park. Looking SSE.
of this marker); Homeland of the Kanza Indians (within shouting distance of this marker); Wilbur Chapman (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); "abounds with Beaver" (approx. 7.7 miles away); Irvin Hall (approx. 8.3 miles away); Highland Community College (approx. 8.3 miles away); Rubeti Memorial (approx. 8.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in White Cloud.
 
More about this marker. The marker was underwater for an extended period in the summer/fall of 2011 due to severe flooding caused by record winter snowfall and record late-May rain far upriver.
 
Also see . . .
1. Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail. (Submitted on June 2, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. National Geographic: Lewis and Clark. (Submitted on June 2, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Discovering Lewis and Clark. (Submitted on June 2, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. The Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. (Submitted on June 2, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
July 10, 1804 Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 1, 2011
3. July 10, 1804 Marker
Silt covers the riverfront park from 2011 flooding. Looking NE with Missouri River in background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 2, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 352 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 2, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on June 3, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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