“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Chester in Randolph County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

Lewis and Clark in Illinois

Lewis and Clark in Illinois Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Senalik, April 13, 2012
1. Lewis and Clark in Illinois Marker
Inscription. On November 27, 1803, Meriwether Lewis, William Clark and their party camped on Horse Island, just opposite this place at the confluence of the Kaskaskia and Mississippi Rivers. The next morning, Lewis left them to travel by land. Clark and the men pushed on to Kaskaskia via the Mississippi River.
Erected 2003 by State of Illinois - Illinois Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Commision.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Lewis & Clark Expedition marker series.
Location. 37° 54.299′ N, 89° 50.052′ W. Marker is in Chester, Illinois, in Randolph County. Marker is at the intersection of Bridge Bypass Road (Illinois Route 150) and Kaskaskia Street (County Route 6), on the right when traveling north on Bridge Bypass Road. Touch for map. Located at the Chester Welcome Center in Elzie C. Segar Memorial Park. Marker is in this post office area: Chester IL 62233, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Popeye (within shouting distance of this marker); Great American Eclipse of 2017 (approx. 12˝ miles away in Missouri).
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 16, 2012, by Larry Senalik of Pleasant Plains, Illinois. This page has been viewed 491 times since then and 37 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on April 16, 2012, by Larry Senalik of Pleasant Plains, Illinois. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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