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Lewis and Clark in Kentucky / John Colter (ca. 1775-1813)

 
 
Lewis and Clark in Kentucky Marker (Side 1) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 10, 2015
1. Lewis and Clark in Kentucky Marker (Side 1)
Inscription.

Lewis and Clark in Kentucky
John Colter (ca. 1775-1813)
One of the "Nine Young Men From Ky." who accompanied Lewis and Clark on 1803-6 expedition. Born in Va., Colter came as a youth to Maysville. Here he met Lewis, enlisted in the Corps of Discovery in Oct. 1803, and was known as one of the best hunters on expedition.

John Colter (ca. 1775-1813)
Fascinated by the West, Colter left the Corps prior to its return to St. Louis to join a fur-trapping party. He made many trips to the West and was first white man to report seeing thermal wonders of present Yellowstone National Park.
Sponsored by the Ohio River Chapter-Lewis
and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation, National
Park Service, Ky. Lewis and Clark Bicentennial
Commission, Maysville Tourism Commission

 
Erected 2003 by the Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2121.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 38° 38.852′ N, 83° 45.736′ W. Marker is in Maysville, Kentucky, in Mason County. Marker is at the intersection of East McDonald
John Colter (ca. 1775-1813) Marker (Side 2) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 10, 2015
2. John Colter (ca. 1775-1813) Marker (Side 2)
Parkway and Limestone Street, on the left when traveling east on East McDonald Parkway. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 120 Limestone Street, Maysville KY 41056, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mason County Spy Company (a few steps from this marker); Buffalo Trace (a few steps from this marker); Limestone Landing (within shouting distance of this marker); La Fayette's Visit to Maysville (within shouting distance of this marker); Front Street Maysville, 1850 (within shouting distance of this marker); Underground Rail Road (within shouting distance of this marker); John Samuel Darrough / Medal of Honor Recipient (within shouting distance of this marker); Maysville River Front 1900 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Maysville.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on John Colter. (Submitted on May 23, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Exploration
 
Area photo showing marker and murals on Ohio River wall. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 10, 2015
3. Area photo showing marker and murals on Ohio River wall.
The view south on Limestone Street. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 10, 2015
4. The view south on Limestone Street.
Area photo looking west on East McDonald Parkway. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 10, 2015
5. Area photo looking west on East McDonald Parkway.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 23, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 198 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 23, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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