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Sioux City in Woodbury County, Iowa — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Floyd Monument

 
 
Floyd Monument West Side Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ruth VanSteenwyk, February 21, 2016
1. Floyd Monument West Side Marker
Inscription. West Side of Monument

Floyd
This Shaft
Marks the Burial Place of
Sergeant Charles Floyd
A Member of the
Lewis and Clark Expedition
He Died in his Country's service
and was buried near this spot
August 20, 1804
Graves of such men are Pilgrim Shrines

East Side of Monument

In Commemoration
of the
Louisiana Purchase
Made during the
Administration of Thomas Jefferson
Third President of the United States
April 30, 1803
of its Successful Exploration
By the Heroic Members of the
Lewis and Clark Expedition
of the
Valor of the American Soldier
and the Enterprise
Courage and Fortitude of the
American Pioneer
to whom these Great States
West of the Mississippi River
owe their Secure Foundation

 
Erected 1900 by The Floyd Memorial Association, aided by the United States, and the State of Iowa.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Lewis & Clark Expedition marker series.
 
Location. 42° 27.757′ N, 96° 22.678′ W. Marker is in Sioux City, Iowa, in Woodbury County. Marker is on S. Lewis Blvd. 0.3
Floyd Monument East Side Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ruth VanSteenwyk, February 21, 2016
2. Floyd Monument East Side Marker
miles north of Lincoln Way, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Floyd Monument is located at the top of Floyd's Bluff. Marker is in this post office area: Sioux City IA 51106, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sergeant Charles Floyd (here, next to this marker); The Death of Sergeant Floyd (a few steps from this marker); Sergeant Floyd Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); The Lewis and Clark Expedition (within shouting distance of this marker); First Bride's Grave (approx. 0.3 miles away); Herbert Quick Ravine (approx. 0.4 miles away); Prospect Hill (approx. 2.9 miles away); Grasshopper Cross (approx. 13.5 miles away in South Dakota). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sioux City.
 
Also see . . .  Sioux City History - Historic Sites - Sergeant Floyd Monument. (Submitted on February 29, 2016, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota.)
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesExplorationSettlements & Settlers
 
East Side of the Floyd Monument image. Click for full size.
By Ruth VanSteenwyk, February 21, 2016
3. East Side of the Floyd Monument
West Side of the Floyd Monument image. Click for full size.
By Ruth VanSteenwyk, February 21, 2016
4. West Side of the Floyd Monument
View from the Monument looking South image. Click for full size.
By Ruth VanSteenwyk, February 21, 2016
5. View from the Monument looking South
View from the Monument looking North image. Click for full size.
By Ruth VanSteenwyk, February 21, 2016
6. View from the Monument looking North
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 29, 2016, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 198 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on February 29, 2016, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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