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John Shields

Lewis and Clark Expedition Member

 
 
John Shields Marker </b>(Front) image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, July 16, 2008
1. John Shields Marker (Front)
Inscription. Marker Front
Shields, born 1769 in Virginia, served as a private for the entire Lewis and Clark Expedition from October 19, 1803 until October 10, 1806; one of its "Nine Young Men from Kentucky," he was a skilled gunsmith and blacksmith.

Marker Reverse
The Corps of Discovery explored lands of Louisiana Purchase and Pacific Northwest, 1803 - 1806. Shields settled in southern Indiana by June 1807; appointed captain in Clark County militia July 1807. Died in Harrison County in December 1809.
 
Erected 2004 by Indiana Historical Bureau & Harrison County Convention & Bisitors Bureau. (Marker Number 31.2004.1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers, and the Lewis & Clark Expedition marker series.
 
Location. 38° 12.726′ N, 86° 7.501′ W. Marker is in Corydon, Indiana, in Harrison County. Marker is on East Walnut Street near Elm Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is on East Walnut to the East of North Elm Street - near Visitors Center. Marker is at or near this postal address: 310 N. Elm Street, Corydon IN 47112, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Liar's Bench (here,
John Shields Marker </b>(Reverse) image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, July 16, 2008
2. John Shields Marker (Reverse)
next to this marker); Governor's Headquarters (within shouting distance of this marker); Corydon Convention Of Freemasons (within shouting distance of this marker); Presbyterian Church (within shouting distance of this marker); World War I (within shouting distance of this marker); In Honor Of The Men from Harrison County (within shouting distance of this marker); Harrison County (within shouting distance of this marker); Corydon United Methodist Church (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Corydon.
 
Also see . . .
1. Lewis & Clark Journals. Many links of the Expedition and much information (Submitted on August 1, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 

2. Discovering Lewis & Clark. Many more items with Interesting views. (Submitted on August 1, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 

3. Short Biography of John Shields. Written with a view from the State of Kentucky. (Submitted on August 1, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 

4. Photos of Dedication (Courtesy - Indiana Historical Bureau):. (Submitted on January 21, 2013, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 28, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 2,458 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 28, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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