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Corps of Discovery Kiosk and other Markers
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1Illinois (Alexander County), Cairo — Historical Survey Marker
On Washington Avenue (U.S. 60/62) south of U.S. 51, on the right when traveling north.
The beginning of the Third Principal Meridian is located in the Ohio River 1,735 feet directly north of this point. In November, 1803, this was the mouth of the Ohio River. At this location, the Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery encamped for six . . . Map (db m19415) HM
2Illinois (Alexander County), Cairo — The Beginning of the Third Principal Meridian
On Washington Avenue (U.S. 60/62), on the right when traveling south.
The beginning of the Third Principal Meridian is located in the Ohio River 1,810 feet directly north of this point. In November, 1803, this was the mouth of the Ohio River. At this location, the Lewis & Clark Corps of Discovery encamped for six . . . Map (db m19420) HM
 
 
  
  
  
 
 
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Dec. 1, 2022