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University City in St. Louis County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

William Clark

Born August 1, 1770

 
 
William Clark Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, October 7, 2018
1. William Clark Marker
Inscription. After the Louisiana purchase in 1803, Thomas Jefferson asked William Clark and Meriwether Lewis to explore the newly-acquired but uncharted northwest. An Army Captain, Clark set off with Lewis from St. Charles on May 14, 1804, and vividly chronicled their 28-month trek to the Pacific and back in his drawings and journal. He then lived in St. Louis until his death, serving as Governor of the Missouri Territory and as Superintendent of Indian Affairs. Mourned as a great leader, his funeral procession was a mile long. The Arch stands on the spot of Lewis and Clark's return, a monument to the westward expansion pioneered by William Clark.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Lewis & Clark Expedition marker series.
 
Location. 38° 39.369′ N, 90° 18.363′ W. Marker is in University City, Missouri, in St. Louis County. Marker is at the intersection of Delmar Boulevard and Leland Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Delmar Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6621 Delmar Boulevard, Saint Louis MO 63130, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dwight Davis (a few steps from this marker); Virginia Mayo (a few steps from this marker); Henry Townsend (within shouting distance of this marker); Clark Terry (within shouting distance of this marker); Henry Armstrong (within shouting distance of this marker); A.E. Hotchner (within shouting distance of this marker); William Inge (within shouting distance of this marker); Marianne Moore (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in University City.
 
Categories. Exploration
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 12, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 9, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 47 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on October 9, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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