Pierre in Hughes County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
A Changing Landscape
The landscape before you has undergone many changes since 1804. The Army's Corps of Discovery, headed by Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, passed through here heading west. The hill you are standing on is man-made, associated with the construction of Oahe Dam by the Army Corps of Engineers.
How do you think this landscape looked like in 1804? The painting by George Catlin (right) will give you and idea. Try to find the Landmarks identified in the photograph (above). What would Lewis and Clark think about these changes?
Marker series. This marker is included in the Lewis & Clark Expedition marker series.
Location. 44° 26.64′ N, 100° 22.547′ W. Marker is in Pierre, South Dakota, in Hughes County. Marker is on State Highway 1804 1.7 miles west of Grey Goose Rd. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pierre SD 57501, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Lewis and Clark Expedition (here, next to this marker); The Oahe Dam & Lake (a few steps from this marker); Sioux Indian Mosaic (approx. 0.9 miles away); Turtle Effigy (approx. 0.9 miles away); Lindbergh Landing Site (approx. 2.4 miles away); Combat Wounded Veterans (approx. 5½ miles away); Dedicated to You, A Free Citizen in a Free Land (approx. 5½ miles away); South Dakota State Capitol (approx. 5½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pierre.
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 20, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 17, 2018, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 17, 2018, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.