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William Clark Monument

 
 
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By Don Morfe, July 2, 2010
1. William Clark Monument Marker
Inscription.
Born in Virginia
August 1, 1770,
Entered into Life Eternal
September 1, 1838
Soldier, Explorer,
Statesman and Patriot. His life is written in the history of this country.

 
Location. 38° 41.904′ N, 90° 13.776′ W. Marker is in St. Louis, Missouri. Marker is on W Florissant Ave. Touch for map. The GPS listed is the grave location of William Clark in Bellefontaine Cemetery, Block 224, Lot 780. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4947 W Florissant Ave (Cemetery entrance), Saint Louis MO 63115, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Edward Hempstead (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); John Mason Peck (approx. 0.2 miles away); Harriet Scott (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dred Scott (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rev. John R. Anderson (approx. 0.2 miles away); John B. Meachum (approx. 0.2 miles away); Auguste Chouteau (approx. mile away); Rev. Ambrose J. Heim (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Louis.
 
Categories. ExplorationNotable PersonsPatriots & PatriotismScience & Medicine
 
William Clark Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 2, 2010
2. William Clark Monument Marker
William Clark Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 2, 2010
3. William Clark Monument Marker
This Monument is erected in honor and loving memory of William Clark, by his son, Jefferson Keany Clark
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By Don Morfe, July 2, 2010
4. William Clark Monument Marker
William Clark received his commission as Lieutenant from George Washington in 1791. He was appointed Brigadier General by Thomas Jefferson in 1807, and reappointed as such by James Madison in 1811. He was made Governor of Missouri Territory by this President in 1813, and recommissioned twice by him, being again appointed Governor by James Monroe in 1820, who also made him Superintendent of Indian Affairs in 1822. His great fame as an explorer was won on the expedition of 1804-5-6.
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By Don Morfe, July 2, 2010
5. William Clark Monument Marker
This primary exploration through more than four thousand miles of savage wilderness, planted the flag of the United States for the first time on the shores of the Pacific Ocean. It completed the extension of the United States across the vast western region of the american continent and gave us our outlook toward the orient.
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By Don Morfe, July 2, 2010
6. William Clark Monument Marker
"The expedition of Lewis and Clark across the continent in 1804-5-6 marked the beginning of the process of exploration and colonization which thrust our national boundaries to the Pacific."
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By Don Morfe, July 2, 2010
7. William Clark Monument Marker
William Clark-Monument Rededication-Lewis & Clark Bicentennial Signature Event-May 21, 2004. Orginally dedicated on October 2, 1904 during the Louisana Purchase exposition World's Faith and Centennial Celebration of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. This monument was erected by a provision in the will of Jefferson Kearny Clark, William Clark's Youngest son. His widow Mary Susan Glasgow Clark was the overseer of the project.
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By William Fischer, Jr., January 21, 2012
8. William Clark Monument Bust
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By William Fischer, Jr., January 21, 2012
9. William Clark Monument
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 9, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 666 times since then and 56 times this year. Last updated on December 13, 2012, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on December 9, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234.   8, 9. submitted on December 25, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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