Blair in Washington County, Nebraska — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
The Lewis and Clark Expedition
The landscape has changed since Lewis and Clark explored it: rivers have been dammed, forests cut over, prairies plowed under, and roads built to the horizon. Although remnants of wilderness still exist, imagine this land as Lewis and Clark first saw it two centuries ago.
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Exploration. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #03 Thomas Jefferson, and the Lewis & Clark Expedition series lists.
Location. 41° 30.792′ N, 96° 2.199′ W. Marker is in Blair, Nebraska, in Washington Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Blair NE 68009, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Up the Missouri (within shouting distance of this marker); Steamboat Bertrand (approx. 0.7 miles away); Lewis and Clark Campsite Area (approx. 2 miles away); DeSoto Townsite (approx. 2.2 miles away); Fort Atkinson (approx. 4 miles away); Lewis and Clark Campsite (approx. 4.2 miles away); The Death of Marshal Suverkrubbe (approx. 4.3 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Atkinson (approx. 4.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Blair.
More about this marker. This marker is located in DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge at a riverside pullout off of DeSoto Avenue.
Also see . . . Lewis and Clark Expedition - britannica.com. On January 18, 1803, U.S. President Thomas Jefferson sent a secret message to Congress asking for $2,500 to send an officer and a dozen soldiers to explore the Missouri River, make diplomatic contact with Indians, expand the American fur trade, and locate the Northwest Passage (the much-sought-after hypothetical northwestern water route to the Pacific Ocean). (Submitted on September 4, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 4, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 493 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 4, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.