Mandan in Morton County, North Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Mandan Scenic Overlook
Lewis & Clark in North Dakota
Sunday, October 21, 1804
A driving northeast wind, cold temperatures, and freezing rain and snow led Lewis and Clark to seek shelter after only 7 miles. During the day, they passed the mouth of the Heart River learning from their Arikara passenger that the Mandans had sacred sites in that area. Several other abandoned earth lodge villages were reported, including one located in "a butifull & extensive plain." Clark killed a buffalo near their campsite northeast of modern Mandan on the west bank of the river.
Erected by North Dakota Department of Transportation.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Lewis & Clark Expedition marker series.
Location. 46° 50.909′ N, 100° 55.062′ W. Marker is in Mandan, North Dakota, in Morton County. Marker is on Interstate 94 0.2 miles west of Sunset Drive Exit, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mandan ND 58554, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Commanding Officer’s Quarters (approx. 6.6 miles away); The Honorable John Burke (approx. 6.7 miles away); The Pioneer Family Sakakawea Statue (approx. 6.7 miles away); All Veterans Memorial (approx. 6.8 miles away); Combat Wounded Veterans (approx. 6.8 miles away); Boxcar used in the 1st World War (approx. 6.8 miles away); First News of Custer’s Death (approx. 7 miles away).
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 18, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 782 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 18, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.