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Meriwether Lewis

(1774 – 1809)

 
 
Meriwether Lewis Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, December 18, 2011
1. Meriwether Lewis Marker
Inscription. With William Clark he led the transcontinental Lewis & Clark Expedition, 1803 – 1806. Lewis prepared for the journey & later deposited its significant specimens, journals, and other artifacts here in Philadelphia.
 
Erected 2003 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Lewis & Clark Expedition marker series.
 
Location. 39° 57.435′ N, 75° 10.262′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is at the intersection of Race Street and 19th Street, on the right when traveling east on Race Street. Touch for map. This marker is in front of The Academy of Natural Sciences Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia PA 19103, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The City Plan of Philadelphia (within shouting distance of this marker); Aero Memorial Pillar (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); All Wars Memorial to Colored Soldiers and Sailors (about 400 feet away); General Tadeusz Kosciuszko (about 500 feet away); Central Library
Meriwether Lewis Marker distant center image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, December 18, 2011
2. Meriwether Lewis Marker distant center
(about 800 feet away); Frank N. Piasecki (approx. mile away); Civilian Public Service (approx. 0.3 miles away); Baldwin Locomotive Works (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Also see . . .
1. Meriwether Lewis - Academy of Natural Sciences. (Submitted on December 19, 2011, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
2. Meriwether Lewis - Wikipedia. (Submitted on December 19, 2011, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
 
Additional comments.
1. Meriwether Lewis brief Bio -
The official leader of the epic Lewis and Clark Expedition, Meriwether Lewis has been called "undoubtedly the greatest pathfinder this country has ever known." Lewis was born to a Virginia planter family in 1774. His father, who had been an officer in the American Revolution, died when Lewis was five years old. He spent his childhood in the wilderness and developed a love of hunting and exploring. As a young man, Lewis fought against the Whiskey Rebellion in 1794. From there, he became an officer in the army and battled against Native Americans in the Northwest Territory. Over time, he learned a lot about Native Americans and their languages.
    — Submitted December 19, 2011, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.

 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 19, 2011, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 490 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 19, 2011, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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