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Near Union in Boone County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Big Bone Lick

 

— Marker #2 - Marker at the Museum - with Lewis and Clark marker —

 
Full View - - Big Bone Lick, Marker #2 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 14, 2014
1. Full View - - Big Bone Lick, Marker #2 Marker
Inscription.  Scientists consider William Clark’s dig at Big Bone Lick in 1807 as establishing American vertebrate paleontology. Bones found here by Clark included mastodon and mammoth. Prehistoric native American artifacts found were given to Dr. Wm. Goforth in Cincinnati.

Sponsered by Friends of Big Bone, Ohio River Chapter- Lewis & Clark Trail Heritage Foundation, National Park Service, Kentucky Lewis & Clark Bicentennial Commission.
 
Erected 2003 by Kentucky Historical Society Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2124.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Paleontology. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 38° 53.341′ N, 84° 44.856′ W. Marker is near Union, Kentucky, in Boone County. Marker is on Beaver Road west of Route 127, on the right when traveling west. entrance to Big Bone State Park is about two miles west of US 127 on St Rt 338 marker is located in the parking lot
Big Bone Lick, Marker #2 image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 14, 2014
2. Big Bone Lick, Marker #2
close up showing text
of the Museum, second driveway to right, off main park road (first driveway to right leads to the picnic area, where there are two more related markers). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3325 Beaver Rd, Union KY 41091, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lewis and Clark in Kentucky (here, next to this marker); Mary Draper Ingles (here, next to this marker); Mary Ingles (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Big Bone Lick (approx. 0.2 miles away); Big Bone Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Major John P. Gaines (approx. 4.8 miles away); Richwood Presbyterian Church (approx. 5.2 miles away); Dr. Elwood Mead (approx. 5˝ miles away in Indiana). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Union.
 
More about this marker. this is the second of two markers regarding "Big Bone Lick" in this park
the opposite side of this marker is about Lewis and Clark
 
Big Bone Lick, Marker #2 image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 14, 2014
3. Big Bone Lick, Marker #2
site and setting
Big Bone Lick image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 14, 2014
4. Big Bone Lick
artifact in Museum
Big Bone Lick image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 14, 2014
5. Big Bone Lick
sign at main entrance to park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 22, 2014, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 393 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 22, 2014, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.
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