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Corydon in Harrison County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

John Shields

Lewis and Clark Expedition Member

 
 
John Shields Marker </b>(Front) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ginger Drenning, July 16, 2008
1. John Shields Marker (Front)
Inscription.  
Shields, born 1769 in Virginia, served as a private for the entire Lewis and Clark Expedition from October 19, 1803 until October 10, 1806; one of its "Nine Young Men from Kentucky," he was a skilled gunsmith and blacksmith.

The Corps of Discovery explored lands of Louisiana Purchase and Pacific Northwest, 1803 - 1806. Shields settled in southern Indiana by June 1807; appointed captain in Clark County militia July 1807. Died in Harrison County in December 1809.
 
Erected 2004 by Indiana Historical Bureau & Harrison County Convention & Bisitors Bureau. (Marker Number 31.2004.1.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EnvironmentSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Indiana Historical Bureau Markers, and the Lewis & Clark Expedition series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1807.
 
Location. 38° 12.726′ N, 86° 7.501′ W. Marker is in Corydon, Indiana, in Harrison County. Marker is on East Walnut Street near Elm Street, on the right when traveling east
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. Marker is on East Walnut to the East of North Elm Street - near Visitors Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 310 N Elm Street, Corydon IN 47112, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Corydon (here, next to this marker); The Liar's Bench (here, next to this marker); Blaine H. Wiseman Visitors Center (a few steps from this marker); Governor's Headquarters (within shouting distance of this marker); Corydon Convention Of Freemasons (within shouting distance of this marker); Presbyterian Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Stately Beginnings (within shouting distance of this marker); Conrad Music Service (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Corydon.
 
Also see . . .
1. Journals of the Lewis & Clark Expedition. Website homepage:
Many links of the Expedition and much information (Submitted on August 1, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 

2. Day by Day with Lewis and Clark. Discovering Lewis & Clark website entry:
Many more items with interesting views. (Submitted on August 1, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 

3. John Shields biography. Lewis and Clark in Kentucky website entry (Submitted on August 1, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 

4. Photos of Dedication. Indiana Historical Bureau website entry (Submitted on January 21, 2013, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
John Shields Marker </b>(Reverse) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ginger Drenning, July 16, 2008
2. John Shields Marker (Reverse)
 
 
John Shields Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, February 18, 2024
3. John Shields Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 29, 2024. It was originally submitted on July 28, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 2,956 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 28, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.   3. submitted on February 23, 2024, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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