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Sent by Jefferson to explore the far west, the Corps of Discovery left Pittsburgh May 14, 1804 and reached the mouth of the Columbia River in the Pacific Northwest on November 15, 1805.226 markers matched your search criteria. The first 200 markers are listed. Next 26
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., October 31, 2015
Lewis & Clark Expedition Marker
Arkansas (Benton County), Bella Vista — Lewis & Clark Expedition

The Lewis & Clark Expedition was accomplished by Captain Meriwether Lewis, Captain William Clark, and their fellow explorers, and was the visionary journey of President Thomas Jefferson. The journey was to become one of America’s greatest . . . — Map (db m91477) HM

California (Placer County), Auburn — Jean Baptiste Charbonneau
As an infant in 1805, he accompanied his parents Toussaint Charbonneau and Sacagawea, as they guided the Lewis & Clark Expedition. He lived along the American River Canyon, at Murderer’s, Buckner’s, Rattlesnake & Manhattan Bars between 1848 and . . . — Map (db m44067) HM
California (Sacramento County), Franklin — 657 — Alexander Hamilton Willard
Born, Charlestown, N.H. Aug. 24, 1778; Died Franklin, Mar. 6, 1865 Last surviving member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. He kept a journal and gave valuable service as a gunsmith. — Map (db m10520) HM
Idaho (Ada County), Boise — Sacajawea and Pomp
Sacajawea and Pomp Sacajawea was a Lemhi Shoshoni Indian born near Salmon, Idaho around 1790. She was the only Idaho native, and the only female, to be a member of the famed Lewis and Clark "Corps of Discovery" expedition that opened up the . . . — Map (db m73205) HM
Idaho (Clearwater County), Greer — Gold Rush Historic BywayAdventure Into Idaho’s Beginnings
You are nearing the junction of historic Highway 11, now designated as Gold Rush Historic Byway. Winding its way through spectacular scenery, it passes through the traditional homeland of the Nez Perce Indians on the Weippe Prairie and the National . . . — Map (db m109758) HM
Idaho (Clearwater County), Orofino — Canoe Building Site
Guided by Twisted Hair and several other Nez Perce, Capt. William Clark selected this as a camp site because of the many large ponderosa pines that grew here then. The canoe makers chopped out small portions of the pine logs, then used fire or hot . . . — Map (db m109875) HM
Idaho (Clearwater County), Orofino — Canoe Camp
Welcome to Canoe Camp One of 38 sites of Nez Perce National Historical Park These grounds have been inhabited for thousands of years by the Nez Perce people, but are best known as the place where the Lewis and Clark . . . — Map (db m109872) HM
Idaho (Clearwater County), Orofino — 249 — Lewis and ClarkOn their way West, in 1805 — Lewis and Clark descended into Clearwater Canyon on an old Indian trail across from here
After more than a month’s search, they finally had reached a westward river where they could use canoes. From here they continued another 16 miles with their pack horses before they found a campsite with trees suitable for making canoes. But at . . . — Map (db m109757) HM
Idaho (Clearwater County), Orofino — Pit House Village
Low mounds and depression in the ground here give only the faintest impression of villages that stood on both banks of the river. These are the remains of pit houses, built 1,500 to 2,000 years ago. Imagine the scene then: people spearing fish, . . . — Map (db m109876) HM
Idaho (Idaho County), Kamiah — 310 — Long CampIn 1806, Lewis and Clark waited six weeks — for snow to melt from the high ridges of the Lolo Trail east of here
In May and June, they camped across the river from present-day Kamiah near the railroad bridge. With their Nez Perce friends, they hunted, traded and played games. They showed the Nez Perce “the power of magnetism, the spye glass, compass, . . . — Map (db m109771) HM
Idaho (Idaho County), Lolo — 334 — Lolo Trail CrossingWhen Lewis and Clark came up this ridge June 29, 1806 — they ran into "a shower of rain, with hail, thunder and lightning, that lasted about an hour"
But they got out of deep Lolo Trail snow after they reached Rocky Point (directly across from here) and descended to Crooked Fork, below this turnout. They reported that then they “ascended a very steep acclivity of a mountain about 2 . . . — Map (db m109787) HM
Idaho (Idaho County), Lolo — 333 — Whitehouse Pond
On their westbound journey, Lewis and Clark crossed here, September 15, 1805 after camping 4 miles upstream at Powell. Their Shoshoni guide had brought them down an old trail from Lolo Pass to a Lochsa fishery he knew about. To continue west, . . . — Map (db m109782) HM
Idaho (Idaho County), Lolo Summit — 247 — Lolo Summit
The Lewis and Clark party crossed this pass Sept. 13, 1805, westbound for the Pacific after a long detour to the south. From the headwaters of the Missouri they had crossed the mountains to the Salmon. Finding that river impassable, they traded . . . — Map (db m27120) HM
Idaho (Lemhi County), Carmen — 125 — Historic Lemhi Co.
1866 - Gold discovered at Leesburg by Elijah Mulkey, Wm. Smith, F.B. Sharkey, Jos. Rapp, & Ward Girton. Mining has continued in Lemhi Co. with production of $30 Mil. in gold & nearly $35 Mil. in copper, lead, tungsten, silver, etc. 63 . . . — Map (db m109670) HM
Idaho (Lemhi County), Gibbonsville — Deep Creek
Sept. 2, 1805 Lewis and Clark proceeded with much difficulty up the North Fork, they camped on the west side of the river in this vicinity.

Clark wrote "...we were obliged to cut a road, over rocky hill Slides where our horses were in peteal . . . — Map (db m59864) HM

Idaho (Lemhi County), Gibbonsville — 269 — Lewis and Clark
On their way north searching for a route over Idaho's mountain barrier, Lewis and Clark left this canyon and ascended a high ridge to reach Bitterroot Valley, September 3-4, 1805. No Indian trail came this way, but Tobe, their experienced Shoshoni . . . — Map (db m59798) HM
Idaho (Lemhi County), Gibbonsville — Lost Trail Pass
Two adjacent markers which complement each other are treated as one marker. Lost Trail Pass “hills high & rockey on each Side, in the after part of the day the high mountains closed the Creek on each Side and . . . — Map (db m109641) HM
Idaho (Lemhi County), Leadore — Before the RoadsThe Town at the Crossroads
This marker consists of three panels: one map and two historical. Before the Roads Shoshone Homeland Native Americans were the first to travel over this rugged country. Most of the year they spent traveling from place . . . — Map (db m109403) HM
Idaho (Lemhi County), North Fork — Hungry, Wet and Cold
The historic Lewis and Clark Expedition travelled along this river in 1805. As the first white men to document this region, their maps, diaries, and encounters with different cultures forever changed the western landscape. Cold, wet and hungry, . . . — Map (db m59754) HM
Idaho (Lemhi County), North Fork — In Commemoration of Old Toby the Shoshone IndianMembers of the Lewis & Clark Expedition - August and September 1805
In commemoration of Old Toby the Shoshone Indian who guided the Lewis & Clark expedition from the Salmon to the Bitterroot Valley after he had shown Captain Clark that the Salmon River Canyon was impassable. Old Toby served this famous . . . — Map (db m59632) HM
Idaho (Lemhi County), North Fork — 122 — Lewis and ClarkHoping for an Easy River Trip to the Pacific
Clark explored the first few miles of the rugged canyon of the Salmon below here late in August 1805. His small advance party camped here with poor but friendly Indians. Clark reported that the Salmon "is almost one continued rapid," and that . . . — Map (db m59847) HM
Idaho (Lemhi County), North Fork — Salmon River EncounterDownriver Reconnaissance
Three panels make up this marker. Salmon River Encounter ... a Small river at the mouth of Which Several families of Indians were encamped and had Several Scaffolds of fish & buries drying we allarmed (sic) them verry . . . — Map (db m109645) HM
Idaho (Lemhi County), Salmon — 127 — Lewis and Clark
After crossing the Continental Divide southeast of here, Aug. 12, 1805, Lewis camped with a Shoshoni band near here, Aug. 13-14. Lewis had to obtain Indian horses so his men could get from the upper Missouri to a navigable stream flowing to . . . — Map (db m109599) HM
Idaho (Lemhi County), Salmon — 239 — Sacajawea
Returned to her homeland in this valley in 1805 as an interpreter for Lewis and Clark when they explored these mountains. When she was only about 14 years old, she had been captured by Indians in Montana, where her people were out hunting . . . — Map (db m109600) HM
Idaho (Lemhi County), Salmon — Sacajawea
Born in the Lemhi River Valley around 1788, Sacajawea, an Agaidika Shoshone, was the only female member of the Lewis and Clark "Corps of Discovery". She joined the expedition at the Knife River Mandan Village in North Dakota and traveled to the . . . — Map (db m109671) HM
Idaho (Lemhi County), Salmon — The Dog of Discovery
Inscribed on his collar: "The greatest traveler of my species. My name is Seaman, the dog of Captain Meriwether Lewis, whom I accompanied to Pacifick Ocean through the interior of the continent of North America." This statue is . . . — Map (db m59654) HM
Idaho (Lemhi County), Salmon — Tower CreekLewis & Clark Trail
Captain Clark, after viewing the Continental Divide on August 22, 1805, remarked, “... we set out early passed a small creek on the right at 1 mile and the points of four mountains verry steep, high, and rockey. The assent of three was so . . . — Map (db m109666) HM
Idaho (Lemhi County), Salmon — Tower Rock: William Clark's "Clift"
Sixty million years ago, you wouldn't have recognized this place. There were no high mountains, no deep canyons. Streams meandered through a landscape of broad valleys and low hills that may have resembled Kentucky's Cumberland Valley. The rocks, . . . — Map (db m109669) HM
Idaho (Lemhi County), Salmon — Waters Flowing to the Pacific
Near this site, on August 20, 1805, the Lewis and Clark Expedition first contacted waters flowing to the Pacific assuring the success of their efforts and guaranteeing title to the Northwest for the United States of America. They camped here, . . . — Map (db m109587) HM
Idaho (Lemhi County), Salmon — William Clark's Campsite, August 21 and 25, 1805
William Clark's reconnaissance party camped here on their way down the Salmon River on August 21. They returned on the 25th, convinced that the canyon was impassable. Clark's hunters saw deer and elk, but not close enough to chance a shot. "Old . . . — Map (db m109668) HM
Idaho (Lemhi County), Tendoy — "Immence (sic) Ranges of High Mountains Still to the West of Us..."- Meriwether Lewis, August 12, 1805
Filling in the Blanks The maps of North America carried by Lewis and Clark showed only a vast, uncharted space between the Mandan villages of the Missouri Rier and the Pacific Coast. The mountains separating the Missouri and Columbia . . . — Map (db m109507) HM
Idaho (Lemhi County), Tendoy — A Communication Across the Continent by Water“. . . this I can scarcely hope . . .”
Two days before reaching the Continental Divide, Meriwether Lewis speculated that the Columbia River would not have the same moderate character as the Missouri. “I do not beleive (sic) that the world can furnish an example of a . . . — Map (db m109542) HM
Idaho (Lemhi County), Tendoy — Agency CreekLooking West to the Salmon River Country
First Taste of the Columbia "we proceeded on to the top of the dividing ridge from which I discovered immence ranges of high mountains still to the West of us with their tops partially covered with snow. I now decended the mountain . . . — Map (db m109543) HM
Idaho (Lemhi County), Tendoy — Crossing the Great DivideCorps of Discovery
High Point of the Journey "thus far I had accomplished one of those great objects on which my mind has been unalterably fixed for many years.," wrote Meriwether Lewis, 456 days after setting out from St. Louis. Lewis, George . . . — Map (db m109504) HM
Idaho (Lemhi County), Tendoy — First Idaho CampsiteLewis & Clark Trail
On Monday August 12, 1805, Lewis,with three men as an advance party, crossed the Lemhi Pass and spent their first night in Idaho near this spot. Lewis wrote, "...after a short halt of a few minutes we continued our march along the Indian road which . . . — Map (db m109545) HM
Idaho (Lemhi County), Tendoy — Leaving the Lemhi ValleyLewis and Clark in Lemhi County
The salmon runs that fed the Lemhi Shoshone in summer had almost ended: it was time to leave for the fall buffalo hunt on the Missouri River. Cameaghwait and his people would hunt with their allies, the Montana Salish, for mutual defense against . . . — Map (db m109440) HM
Idaho (Lemhi County), Tendoy — Lemhi PassLooking South Along the Continental Divide
Who passed this way? In August of 1805 members of the Lewis and Clark Expedition and Shoshone Indians crossed Lemhi Pass six time in 15 days. • Monday, the 12th --- Lewis, McNeal, Drouillard & Shields --- headed west • . . . — Map (db m109544) HM
Idaho (Lemhi County), Tendoy — Lemhi Shoshone Winter Camps
Cameahwait's band of 400 Lemhi Shoshone dried berries, seeds, roots, and salmon in summer, but it was not enough. To survive the long winter, they would need about fifteen tons of bison jerky. The fall bison hunt in Montana was risky because enemies . . . — Map (db m109582) HM
Idaho (Lemhi County), Tendoy — 325 — Lewis and Clark
After crossing through Lemhi Pass, 12 miles east of here, Lewis unfurled the American flag for the first time west of the Rockies. Meriwether Lewis met with 3 Shoshoni Indians near here on August 13, 1805. "....leaving my pack and rifle I . . . — Map (db m109409) HM
Idaho (Lemhi County), Tendoy — Lewis and Clark: The First Idaho Camp
Captain Meriwether, interpreter George Drouillard, and privates Hugh McNeal and John Shields crossed Lemhi Pass on the afternoon of August 12, 1805. The Indian road they were traveling climbed north out of the narrow Agency Creek Canyon at the foot . . . — Map (db m109581) HM
Idaho (Lemhi County), Tendoy — Lewis and Clark: Trading for HorsesLewis and Clark in Lemhi County
When Lewis learned that Clark had found the Salmon River un-navigable, buying more horses became a top priority. He'd already bought fifteen, but he needed twice that many to carry the Expedition's baggage. But enemy raiders had stolen many Lemhi . . . — Map (db m109441) HM
Idaho (Lemhi County), Tendoy — Lewis and Clark: Unfurling the FlagLewis and Clark in Lemhi County
The Corps of Discovery were the first U.S. citizens to reach the Northwest by land, strengthening the American claim established in 1792 when mariner Robert Gray discovered the Columbia River. When Lewis unfurled the Stars and Stripes, he made . . . — Map (db m109463) HM
Idaho (Lemhi County), Tendoy — Lewis and Clark: Which Way Did They Go?
Lewis and Clark fans love the sturdy the overland portion of the Trail in Montana and Idaho. There's little question about the route on the Missouri or Columbia rivers, but the mountains present challenges to explorers then and now. The evidence . . . — Map (db m109478) HM
Idaho (Lemhi County), Tendoy — Plants New to Science
(Two panels share a common support.) Meriwether Lewis identified, described and collected plants that were new to science and observed how the Shoshone used local plants. These species can be found in this area: • Syringa or Mock . . . — Map (db m109584) HM
Idaho (Lemhi County), Tendoy — Sacajawea Comes Home
Lewis and Clark gave Sacajawea a miracle: a return home for the first since her kidnapping several years earlier. She gave them as much: a Lemhi Shoshone interpreter and an advocate for the Expedition in buying Lemhi horses. It was a bittersweet . . . — Map (db m109445) HM
Idaho (Lemhi County), Tendoy — Sacajawea Memorial AreaHonoring a Heroine
There were many heroes in this band of intrepid explorers, there was but one heroine. Denied in life and after that recognition which was due her, it is fitting that we meet here today to dedicate this spot in honor of that heroine." R.F. . . . — Map (db m109482) HM
Idaho (Lewis County), Kamiah — Louis and Clark Route
The Lolo Trail winds its way along ridges of the Bitterroot Mountains from the Weippe Prairie in Idaho to the Bitterroot Valley at Lolo Montana. This ancient travel route had served as a “Land Bridge” for a continental trade system used . . . — Map (db m109776) HM
Idaho (Lewis County), Kamiah — Nez Perce National Historical Park
This park links a series of widely separated sites of deep significance to the Nez Perce – historic villages, battlefields, and legend sites. The park experience involves a journey across both time and territory. Although firmly . . . — Map (db m109994) HM
Idaho (Nez Perce County), Lewiston — Lewis and Clark
Lewis and Clark camped on the North Bank of Lewis's or Snake River October 10, 1805 Erected October 1955 by Alice Whitman Chapter D.A.R. — Map (db m23267) HM
Illinois (Alexander County), Cairo — "Proceeding On"
In November, 1803, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark and their growing contingent of "Corps of Discovery" men, spent five days here teaching each other celestial navigation and surveying skills. Using a sextant, octant, artificial horizon, and . . . — Map (db m19393) HM
Illinois (Alexander County), Cairo — Historical Survey Marker
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
Illinois (Alexander County), Cairo — Lewis & ClarkCorps of Discovery
Charting the Confluence On November 14, 1803, at the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers, the Corps of Discovery stayed for six days, one of the longest stops made by the expedition. Here, they saw the Mississippi for the first time, . . . — Map (db m19413) HM
Illinois (Alexander County), Cairo — Lewis and Clark in Illinois
On November 14, 1803, Meriwether Lewis, William Clark and their party landed at the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers, the site of the present day Cairo. They spent nearly a week here, learning how to determine longitude and latitude, a . . . — Map (db m19419) HM
Illinois (Alexander County), Cairo — The Beginning of the Third Principal Meridian
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
Illinois (Alexander County), Cairo — York the Slave
York was the first known African American to cross the American continent. In the company of the Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery, from 1803-1806, he shared equally with them the rigors of the journey, but when the corps was honored, he received . . . — Map (db m41063) HM
Illinois (Gallatin County), Old Shawneetown — Lewis and Clark in Illinois
In the fall of 1803, Captain Meriwether Lewis and William Clark passed this place with about twenty men on their way westward. At the confluence of the Wabash and Ohio Rivers, they first reached territory that is now the State of Illinois. They then . . . — Map (db m60311) HM
Illinois (Madison County), Alton — Lewis and Clark Expedition
Near here at Camp Dubois, the Lewis and Clark Detachment spent the winter of 1803. They left on May 14, 1804, ascending the Missouri River to its source. Crossed the Great Divide reaching the Pacific on November 7, 1805. They returned to Illinois on . . . — Map (db m2514) HM
Illinois (Madison County), Alton — The Journey Begins Here
Meriwether Lewis and William Clark of the Corps of Discovery stayed at Camp River Dubois during the winter of 1803–1804, on their journey to find an all-water-route to the Pacific Ocean. For five months, the Corps stayed near the confluence of . . . — Map (db m2400) HM
Illinois (Randolph County), Chester — Lewis and Clark in Illinois
On November 27, 1803, Meriwether Lewis, William Clark and their party camped on Horse Island, just opposite this place at the confluence of the Kaskaskia and Mississippi Rivers. The next morning, Lewis left them to travel by land. Clark and the men . . . — Map (db m54566) HM
Indiana (Harrison County), Corydon — 31.2004.1 — John ShieldsLewis and Clark Expedition Member
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. . . . — Map (db m9642) HM
Indiana (Knox County), Vincennes — 42.2006.1 — William Henry Harrison - & - Lewis & Clark Expedition — Expedition Contact Person
Side One Harrison became Governor of Indiana Territory 1800; he administered government of District of Louisiana 1804-1805. In Vincennes, he served as a contact during the expedition; surviving records document his support and his . . . — Map (db m23251) HM
Indiana (Montgomery County), Waynetown — 54-2002-1 — William BrattonLewis and Clark Expedition Member
(Obverse): Bratton (1779 - 1841) is buried in this cemetery. With U.S. Army rank of private, he joined Lewis and Clark Expedition's Corps of Discovery near Clarksville, Indiana 1803. Corps explored lands of Louisiana Purchase and Pacific . . . — Map (db m3868) HM
Iowa (Pottawattamie County), Council Bluffs — Seeking Buyers and Sellers
French, Spanish, and British traders already controlled trade empires west of the Mississippi river when Lewis and Clark began the Expedition in 1804. but President Thomas Jefferson wanted the United States to control trade in the newly acquired . . . — Map (db m45162) HM
Iowa (Pottawattamie County), Council Bluffs — We Were All Busily Engaged
After traveling 68 days and 600 miles, it was time for the Corps of discovery to stop for a rest. On July 22, 1804, William Clark wrote, they camped on the east side of the Missouri River, about 10 miles above the mouth of the Platte River, on land . . . — Map (db m45164) HM
Iowa (Pottawattamie County), Crescent — Anticipating An Indian Council
One of President Jefferson’s goals for this expedition was to seek out the native peoples and council with them. On July 28, 2804, the expedition passed this overlook area early in the morning and noted of this area “a bluff on the S.S. . . . — Map (db m45111) HM
Iowa (Pottawattamie County), Crescent — Like a Bald Man’s Head
During late July and early August of 1804, the Lewis and Clark Expedition traveled the length of the Missouri River that today is the boarder between Iowa and Nebraska. Meriwether Lewis and William Clark studied the river, forests, and prairies. . . . — Map (db m45117) HM
Iowa (Pottawattamie County), Crescent — The Lewis and Clark Expedition
In 1804-06, Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark led about 40 soldiers and boatmen on an epic journey. President Thomas Jefferson commissioned this “Corps of discovery” to find a route to the Pacific Ocean through the newly . . . — Map (db m45116) HM
Iowa (Woodbury County), Sioux City — Floyd Monument
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 . . . — Map (db m92778) HM
Iowa (Woodbury County), Sioux City — Sergeant Charles FloydGrave Site and Monument
Has Been Designated a Registered National Historic Landmark Under the Provision of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935 This Site Possesses Exceptional Value in Commemorating and Illustrating the History of the United States of . . . — Map (db m92780) HM
Iowa (Woodbury County), Sioux City — Sergeant Floyd Monument
Sergeant Charles Floyd Sergeant Charles Floyd was one of the outstanding members of the Lewis & Clark Expedition. Born in Jefferson County, Kentucky sometime between the years 1780 and 1785, his father and uncles served with George Rogers . . . — Map (db m92781) HM
Iowa (Woodbury County), Sioux City — The Death of Sergeant FloydLewis & Clark Expedition
Sgt. Floyd's Burial On Monday, August 20, 1804 this was written in the journal of Lewis and Clark: "...I am Dull & heavy been up the greater Part of last night with Serjt. Floyd, who is as bad as he can be to live...We set out under a . . . — Map (db m92782) HM
Iowa (Woodbury County), Sioux City — The Lewis and Clark Expedition
In 1804-06, Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark led about 40 soldiers and boatmen on an epic journey. President Thomas Jefferson commissioned this "Corps of Discovery" to find a route to the Pacific Ocean through the newly acquired Louisiana . . . — Map (db m92783) HM
Kansas (Atchison County), Atchison — "the water...contains a half...Glass of ooze"
"The water we drink or the Common water of the missourie at this time, contains a half a Comm Wine Glass of ooze or mud to every pint-" William Clark June 21, 1804 The Missouri River of Lewis and Clark's era was wild and unpredictable. It . . . — Map (db m44801) HM
Kansas (Atchison County), Atchison — "this day being...the 4th of July"
The U.S. Army expedition led by Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark camped in this vicinity on July 4, 1804. In honor of the nation's 28th birthday, expedition members fired the swivel cannon on the bow of their keelboat once in the morning . . . — Map (db m52994) HM
Kansas (Atchison County), Atchison — "walked on Shore above this Creek"
"...Capt. Lewis walked on Shore above this Creek and discovered a high moun from the top of which he had an extensive view, 3 paths Concentering at the moun..." William Clark July 4, 1804 The U.S. Army expedition led by Captains Meriwether . . . — Map (db m44812) HM
Kansas (Atchison County), Atchison — 4th of July, 1804 Creek
July 4, 1804 William Clark recorded in his journal that on this date, the Corps of Discovery "Passed a Creek 12 yrs. wide...comeing out of an extensive Prarie reching within 200 yeards of the river, as this Creek has no name, and . . . — Map (db m44786) HM
Kansas (Atchison County), Atchison — Lewis Discovers a High Mound
July 4, 1804 William Clark recorded in his journal that on this date: "Capt. Lewis walked on Shore above this Creek and discovered a high moun[d] from the top of which he had an extensive view, 3 paths Concentering at the . . . — Map (db m44794) HM
Kansas (Atchison County), Atchison — The Bridge Over 4th of July 1804 Creek
This stream was named by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark when they stopped at the present site of Atchison, Kansas on July 4, 1804. The following is an excerpt from Clark's logbook: "...as this creek has no name, and this being the 4th of . . . — Map (db m44784) HM
Kansas (Atchison County), Atchison — The Lewis and Clark Expedition
In 1804-06, Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark led about 40 soldiers and boatmen on an epic journey. President Thomas Jefferson commissioned this "Corps of Discovery" to find a route to the Pacific Ocean through the newly acquired . . . — Map (db m44807) HM
Kansas (Doniphan County), Highland — "abounds with Beaver"
The U.S. Army expedition led by Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark journeyed up the Missouri River and passed through this area on July 9, 1804. That evening, Clark wrote in his journal: “…passed the mouth of Creek on the L. S. . . . — Map (db m55936) HM
Kansas (Doniphan County), Wathena — "Espyd. a wolf"
"...towards the Evening a many Espyd. a wolf lying a Sleep with the Noise of the Oars Racing he awoke Stood to know what was a comeing..." Sergeant Joseph Whitehouse July 7, 1804 The Corps of Discovery, a United States Army expedition . . . — Map (db m55965) HM
Kansas (Doniphan County), White Cloud — "the water...contains a half...Glass of ooze"
"The water we drink or the Common water of the missourie at this time, contains a half a Comm Wine Glass of ooze or mud to every pint-" William Clark June 21, 1804 The Missouri River of Lewis and Clark's era was wild and unpredictable. It . . . — Map (db m55929) HM
Kansas (Doniphan County), White Cloud — July 10, 1804
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Kansas (Doniphan County), White Cloud — The Lewis and Clark Expedition
In 1804-06, Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark led about 40 soldiers and boatmen on an epic journey. President Thomas Jefferson commissioned this "Corps of Discovery" to find a route to the Pacific Ocean through the newly acquired . . . — Map (db m55928) HM
Kansas (Wyandotte County), Kansas City — "the water...contains a half...Glass of ooze"
"The water we drink or the Common water of the missourie at this time, contains a half a Comm Wine Glass of ooze or mud to every pint-" William Clark June 21, 1804 The Missouri River of Lewis and Clark's era was wild and unpredictable. It . . . — Map (db m53941) HM
Kansas (Wyandotte County), Kansas City — "we determin to delay at this Place"
"...we determin to delay at this Place three or four Days to make observations & recruit the party..." Captain William Clark June 27, 1804 On June 26, 1804, the U.S. Army expedition led by Captains Meriwether Lewis and . . . — Map (db m53964) HM
Kansas (Wyandotte County), Kansas City — Encampment at Kaw's Mouth - June 26-29, 1804by Ernst Ulmer - 2003
June 26, Tuesday 1804. "passed a bad Sand bar, where our tow rope broke twice, & with great exertions we rowed round it and Came to & Camped in the Point above the Kansas River." William Clark This Kansas artist's interpretation of the . . . — Map (db m53962) HM
Kansas (Wyandotte County), Kansas City — Homeland of the Kanza Indians
As early as the 1600s, the Kanza (or Kaw) Indians migrated from their home east of the Mississippi River and up the Missouri River into what is now northeastern Kansas. In the 1700s, the Kanza occupied two villages on the west bank of the Missouri: . . . — Map (db m53945) HM
Kansas (Wyandotte County), Kansas City — Lewis and Clark at Kaw Point / Kaw PointJune 26-29, 1804
Side A: Lewis and Clark at Kaw Point The Lewis and Clark expedition arrived here at Kaw Point on June 26, 1804, concluding another daily struggle against the powerful current of the Missouri River. Captain William Clark wrote in his journal . . . — Map (db m53939) HM
Kansas (Wyandotte County), Kansas City — The Lewis and Clark Expedition
In 1804-06, Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark led about 40 soldiers and boatmen on an epic journey. President Thomas Jefferson commissioned this "Corps of Discovery" to find a route to the Pacific Ocean through the newly acquired . . . — Map (db m53963) HM
Kentucky (Ballard County), Wickliffe — Lewis & Clark at Old Fort Jefferson
Long before Lewis and Clark stopped near Wickliffe in western Kentucky on their outbound trip to the west, Fort Jefferson had been built in 1780-81 by George Rogers Clark during the Revolutionary War as an outpost against British-led Indian attacks. . . . — Map (db m18548) HM
Kentucky (Ballard County), Wickliffe — 2209 — Lewis and Clark in Kentucky Fort Jefferson
(North Side):Lewis and Clark in Kentucky Fort Jefferson Lewis and Clark and a party of eight men visited the site of Fort Jefferson on Nov. 18, 1803, while on their epic 1803-1806 journey to the Pacific. Fort est. in 1780 by Clark's . . . — Map (db m18545) HM
Kentucky (Bell County), Middlesboro — 2217 — Lewis and Clark in Kentucky Cumberland GapCumberland Gap
Side A: Meriwether Lewis, coleader of the Lewis & Clark Expedition, with a party of Expedition veterans and a Mandan Indian delegation, went through Cumberland Gap in Nov. 1806 en route to Washington to report on the expedition. (Over) . . . — Map (db m33299) HM
Kentucky (Boone County), Union — 2124 — Lewis and Clark in KentuckyBig Bone Lick — ( Separate Visits by Both Explorers )
In Oct. 1803, while traveling down Ohio River to meet Wm. Clark for expedition to Pacific, Meriwether Lewis visited Big Bone Lick. He was to gather fossilized bones for Pres. Thomas Jefferson. In Sept. 1807, clark supervised a 3-week dig for . . . — Map (db m79088) HM
Kentucky (Boyle County), Danville — 2216 — Lewis and Clark in Kentucky - Danville
In December 1806, William Clark, coleader of the Lewis and Clark Expedition to the Pacific Ocean, visited his nephews in school in Danville. Clark was en route to Washington to report to President Jefferson and other government officials about the . . . — Map (db m49744) HM
Kentucky (Franklin County), Frankfort — 2212 — Lewis and Clark in Kentucky / William Clark in Frankfort
(side 1) Lewis and Clark in Kentucky Lewis & Sheheke Meriwether Lewis, coleader of the 1803-1806 Lewis and Clark Expedition, was in Frankfort from Nov. 13-15, 1806. Party included Mandan Chief Sheheke and family and delegation of . . . — Map (db m62259) HM
Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — 2119 — Lewis and Clark in Kentucky / York
(1st Side) This enslaved African American who lived most of his life in Louisville, went on Lewis and Clark Expedition to the Pacific, 1803-6. York was the first African American to cross the U.S. coast to coast and made important . . . — Map (db m70385) HM
Kentucky (McCracken County), Paducah — 2208 — Lewis and Clark in KentuckyMcCracken County
(side 1) Lewis and Clark, with the nucleus of the Corps of Discovery, stayed in present McCracken Co. in Nov. 1803 while traveling down the Ohio River on their journey to the Pacific. Clark returned 1827 to establish Paducah. Over. . . . — Map (db m47208) HM
Kentucky (McCracken County), Paducah — On the Trail of DiscoveryBy George Lundeen
As Meriwether Lewis and William Clark wound their way westward, they encountered many indigenous people. The Native Americans portrayed here represent those who helped Lewis and Clark during their travels to the Pacific Ocean. The flag that the . . . — Map (db m47210) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Bolivar — John Collins
Native of Frederick County, skilled hunter and a superintendent of provisions with the Lewis and Clark expedition, John Collins was the first Marylander to cross the North American continent. Meriwether Lewis and William Clark were charged by Thomas . . . — Map (db m1904) HM
Missouri (Buchanan County), Iatan — Wetland Habitats of the PastLittle Bean Marsh Conservation Area — The Journey of Lewis & Clark
July 4th Wednesday (1804) ...proceeded on, passed the mouth of a Bayeau lading from a large Lake on the S.S. which has the appearance of being once the bed of the river & reaches parrelel for several Miles... William Clark Traveling up the . . . — Map (db m44569) HM
Missouri (Buchanan County), Lewis and Clark State Park — Lewis and Clark in Missouri
Missouri was a beginning and end for the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Planned by President Thomas Jefferson and carried out by the two captains and a large crew, the expedition is a keystone American event. When the United States took ownership of . . . — Map (db m44590) HM
Missouri (Buchanan County), Lewis and Clark State Park — The Lewis and Clark Expedition Across Missouri
The land that would become Missouri and 14 other western states was acquired by the United States in the greatest land acquisition in American history: the Louisiana Purchase. By the stroke of a pen, President Thomas Jefferson ensured the country . . . — Map (db m44615) HM
Missouri (Buchanan County), Lewis and Clark State Park — The Lewis and Clark Expedition Across Missouri
"Groops of Shrubs covered with the most delicious froot is to be seen in every direction, and nature appears to have exerted herself to butify the Senery by the variety of flours [flowers] Delicately and highly flavered raised above the Grass, . . . — Map (db m44624) HM
Missouri (Buchanan County), Saint Joseph — Joseph Robidoux at Roy's Branch

Joseph Robidoux, founder of St. Joseph, was the leader of a French-Canadian fur trading family which sent men out to trade with the Indians along the Missouri River and as far west as today's Wyoming, Colorado, and New Mexico. From his first . . . — Map (db m91000) HM

Missouri (Buchanan County), Saint Joseph — St. Michael's Prairie / The Lewis and Clark Expedition
St. Michael's Prairie St. Michael’s Prairie, the site where St. Joseph would be established, was identified on maps at least as early as 1792. French explorers and trappers had been traveling up and down the Missouri River since the early . . . — Map (db m47472) HM
Missouri (Buchanan County), Saint Joseph — The Lewis and Clark Expedition

In 1804-06, Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark led about 40 soldiers and boatmen on an epic journey. President Thomas Jefferson commissioned this "Corps of Discovery" to find a route to the Pacific Ocean through the newly acquired . . . — Map (db m89212) HM

Missouri (Buchanan County), Saint Joseph — The Men of the Corps of Discovery / The Lewis and Clark Expedition
The Men of the Corps of Discovery During the winter of 1803, Lewis and Clark set up camp opposite the mouth of the Missouri River. Here they drilled and trained their men to prepare them for the task ahead. All of the men had been selected . . . — Map (db m79291) HM
Missouri (Clay County), Liberty — Lewis and Clark MuralDedicated June 24, 2005 — Artist: David McClain
The Clay County Fine Arts Council commissioned this mural in commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery expedition. The artist's version shows the expedition stopping at sundown to set camp along a bend . . . — Map (db m68309) HM
Missouri (Clay County), Liberty — The Lewis and Clark Expedition Across Missouri
“The Deer in the Morning & evening are feeding in great numbers on the banks of the River, they feed on young willow, and amuse themselves running on the open beeches or points.” William Clark, June 25, 1804.

The Lewis and . . . — Map (db m46694) HM

Missouri (Clay County), North Kansas City — The Lewis and Clark Expedition Across Missouri
...the high lands which is on the Northe Side [just above the Blue Water river] does not exceed 80 feet high, at this Place the river appears to be Confined in a very narrow channel, and the Current Still more So by Couenter [counter] Current . . . — Map (db m67770) HM
Missouri (Cole County), Jefferson City — Corps of Discovery(1804 - 1806)
Meriwether Lewis • William Clark York • Seaman • George Drouillard ——————— Sculptor: Sabra Tull Meyer Columbia, Missouri Project Designer: Austin Tao St. Louis, Missouri . . . — Map (db m62317) HM
Missouri (Cole County), Jefferson City — Lewis and Clark Expedition
Commemorating the Lewis and Clark Expedition which explored these hills June 3 and 4, 1804 Cedar Island and Cedar Creek on the north shore of the Missouri River are especially mentioned in the Original Journals Of The . . . — Map (db m62388) HM
Missouri (Cole County), Jefferson City — The Corps of Discovery in the Jefferson City Area
On June 4, 1804, a keelboat and two pirogues containing the members of the Corps of Discovery passed this spot as they headed upstream to the headwaters of the Missouri River and across the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific Ocean. The Lewis and . . . — Map (db m62379) HM
Missouri (Cole County), Jefferson City — The Missouri River Valley as a Transportation Corridor
Lewis and Clark, 1804 "The object of your mission is to explore the Missouri river, & such principal stream of it, as, by its course & communication with the water of the Pacific ocean may offer the most direct & practicable water . . . — Map (db m62349) HM
Missouri (Franklin County), Washington — Robert Frazer
This marker commemorates Robert Frazer, a member of the Corps of Discovery, on the occasion of the bicentennial of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Listed as a witness in the trial of United States vs. Robert Westcott, Frazer wrote to . . . — Map (db m61608) HM
Missouri (Franklin County), Washington — The Lewis and Clark Expedition Across Missouri
"Set out early...passed wood river [today's Dubois Creek near Washington, Missouri] on the Lbd [larboard or south] Side... Camped at the mouth of a Creek called River a Chauritte [La Charrette] above a Small french village of 7 houses and as . . . — Map (db m61610) HM
Missouri (Gasconade County), Hermann — The Lewis and Clark Expedition Across Missouri
"as we were pushing off this Morning two Canoes Loaded with fur &c. Came to from the Mahars nation [Omahas]...., at about 10 oClock 4 Cajaux or rafts loaded with furs and peltres came too one from the Paunees (Pawnees) the other from Grand . . . — Map (db m63210) HM
Missouri (Gasconade County), Hermann — Voyage of Discovery
[A series of deteriorating tiles inlaid in the sidewalk tell the Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery Story] [Tile 2 reads] The "Corps of Discovery began its way up the Missouri aboard a 56' keelboat with two smaller pirogues. Most of Clark's . . . — Map (db m63245) HM
Missouri (Jackson County), Kansas City — Lewis and Clark
On September 15, 1806, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark returning from the Pacific, stood on this point and recorded in their journal that this was a commanding situation for a fort and that from the top of the hill you have a perfect command of . . . — Map (db m86117) HM
Missouri (Jackson County), Kansas City — Lewis and Clark Expedition Across Missouri
“we Set out early… Passed the mouth of … Blue water river…[and later]… a bad Sand bar, where our two rope twice…. Came to and Camped in the Point above the Kansas River. I observed a great number of Parrot queets this evening…” . . . — Map (db m86206) HM
Missouri (Jackson County), Kansas City — The French and the Lewis & Clark ExpeditionLes Français et l’Expedition de Lewis et Clark
Marker Front: The French-speaking community made a significant contribution to the ultimate success of the epochal Lewis & Clark expedition. The St. Louis Chouteau brothers, fur traders Auguste and Pierre, lodged the two captains in their . . . — Map (db m86207) HM
Missouri (Jackson County), Sibley — Events at Fort Osage
[Front] Events at Fort Osage 1803 The Louisiana Purchase 1804 Lewis and Clark Explore 1808 They build Fort Osage - Osages cede lands to the east 1809 Troops to the Mandans 1811 Astorians to the Pacific - Sibley visits Kaws and . . . — Map (db m86562) HM
Missouri (Jackson County), Sibley — Fort Osage
[Front] On June 23-24, 1804 the Corps of Volunteers for Northwestern Discovery spent Saturday afternoon, the night and early Sunday morning across the river from the bluffs which would, in four years time, become the site of Fort Osage. On . . . — Map (db m86560) HM
Missouri (Lafayette County), Napoleon — The Lewis and Clark Expedition Across Missouri
On June 21, 1804, a few miles above the future site of Lexington, the Lewis and Clark Expedition faced rapids that "rored like an immence falls." Navigator Pierre Cruzatte selected their route, which was hardly an easy one. The men had to tow the . . . — Map (db m90457) HM
Missouri (Lafayette County), Waverly — Port of Waverly
On June 17 and 18, 1804, Lewis and Clark camped a few miles downstream to make oars from timber in the area. Near the camp was a river crossing for Sacs, Ayauways (Iowas), and Sioux in their excursions against the Osage. On June 19, the explorers . . . — Map (db m90360) HM
Missouri (Lafayette County), Waverly — The Lewis and Clark Expedition Across Missouri
On June 16, the Lewis and Clark Expedition passed present-day Waverly in a flotilla consisting of a keelboat and two pirogues. The men were keeping and eye out for good timber with which to replace their oars that had worn out from use in the nearly . . . — Map (db m90420) HM
Missouri (Marion County), Palmyra — George Shannon1787-1836
This marker commemorates George Shannon, the youngest member of the Corps of Discovery, on the occasion of the bicentennial of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. He died in Palmyra, Missouri while on legal business, August 30, 1836, and is . . . — Map (db m30416) HM
Missouri (Platte County), Iatan — Cow Island
"Set out verry early this morning and proceeded on under a gentle Breeze from the S. passed two Islands one a Small Willow Island on the L.S. the other large Called by the french Isle de Vache or Cow Island, opposit the head of the S.S. is a large . . . — Map (db m44567) HM
Missouri (Platte County), Iatan — The Lewis and Clark Expedition
In 1804-06, Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark led about 40 soldiers and boatmen on an epic journey. President Thomas Jefferson commissioned this "Corps of Discovery" to find a route to the Pacific Ocean through the newly acquired . . . — Map (db m44565) HM
Missouri (Platte County), Kansas City — C7 — Lewis and Clark
In 1803, only a handful of states existed in America – the rest of the land was uncharted wilderness. That wilderness included the Louisiana Territory, which was purchased that year by the United States government. At the same time, . . . — Map (db m43233) HM
Missouri (Platte County), Weston — The Lewis and Clark Expedition
In 1804-06, Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark led about 40 soldiers and boatmen on an epic journey. President Thomas Jefferson commissioned this "Corps of Discovery" to find a route to the Pacific Ocean through the newly acquired . . . — Map (db m44517) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — Lewis and Clark and St. Louis Riverfront
The Return of the Lewis and Clark Expedition Michael Haynes "We Arrived in Sight of St. Louis" At about noon on September 23, 1806, five dugout canoes and a larger boat called the "White Pirogue" rounded the bend of the Mississippi River to . . . — Map (db m40810) HM
Missouri (St. Louis County), St. Louis — Lewis and ClarkConfluence — Columbia Bottom, Missouri
June 20, 1803 President Thomas Jefferson’s instructions to Meriwether Lewis on river exploration:

“The object of your mission is to explore the Missouri river, & such principle stream of it, as, by its course & communication with . . . — Map (db m99219) HM

Missouri (Warren County), Marthasville — Lewis and Clark in Missouri
Missouri was a beginning and end for the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Planned by President Thomas Jefferson and carried out by the two captains and a large crew, the expedition is a keystone American event. When the United States took ownership of . . . — Map (db m61691) HM
Missouri (Warren County), Marthasville — The Lewis and Clark Expedition Across Missouri
"the party being extreemly anxious to get down ply their ores very well, we Saw Some cows on the bank which was a joyfull Sight to the party and Caused a Shout to be raised for joy at [blank] P M we Came in Sight of the little french Village . . . — Map (db m61650) HM
Missouri (Warren County), Marthasville — The Lewis and Clark Expedition Across Missouri
"Camped at the mouth of a Creek called river a Chauritte, above a Small french Village of 7 houses and as many families... The people at this Village is pore, houses Small, they Sent us milk & eggs to eat." William Clark, May 25, 1804 . . . — Map (db m61681) HM
Montana (Beaverhead County), Dillon — Bannack
Lewis and Clark Trail 1806 First important gold camp 1862 Scene of vigilante activities 1863 First capital Territory of Montana 1864-1865 First county seat of Beaverhead County 1864-1881 In grateful memory of the early pioneers who . . . — Map (db m49535) HM
Montana (Beaverhead County), Grant — "Most Distant Fountain" of the Mighty Missouri
"the road took us to the most distant fountain of the waters of the mighty Missouri in surch (sic) of which we have spent so many toilsome days and wristless (sic) nights." - Meriwether Lewis, August 12, 1805 What's in a name? . . . — Map (db m109502) HM
Montana (Beaverhead County), Grant — The Beginning of the "Endless Missouri"
"two miles below McNeal had exultingly stood with a foot of each side of this little rivulet and thanked his god that he had lived to bestride the mighty & heretofore deemed endless Missouri." - Meriwether Lewis, August 12, 1805 Hugh . . . — Map (db m109500) HM
Montana (Cascade County), Great Falls — A "great" Set of Falls
Hidasta informants described a fall of water on the Missouri River near the mountains, so the Captains expected a short portage. Instead of one waterfall, Lewis happened upon a succession of five, and their hope for a short portage faded. Look . . . — Map (db m80319) HM
Montana (Cascade County), Great Falls — Black Eagle Falls
The uppermost of the Great Falls of the Missouri bears west of this point. The name is a modern one derived from an entry for June 14th, 1805 in the journal of Capt. Meriwether Lewis of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. He discovered the falls on that . . . — Map (db m80427) HM
Montana (Cascade County), Great Falls — Formation of the Gorge and Falls
... the rocks seems to be most happily fixed to present a sheet of the whitest beaten froath for 200 yards in length and about 80 feet perpendicular. — Meriwether Lewis, June 13, 1805 The Great Falls of the Missouri . . . — Map (db m82766) HM
Montana (Gallatin County), Bozeman — Bozeman Pass
Sacajawea, the Shoshone woman who guided portions of the Lewis and Clark Expedition led Captain Wm. Clark and his party of ten men over an old buffalo road through this pass on July 15, 1806. They were eastward bound and planned to explore the . . . — Map (db m98290) HM
Montana (Gallatin County), Bozeman — First People in the Gallatin ValleyTo the Headwaters
For centuries distant and diverse tribes visited the Gallatin Valley to hunt. They stampeded buffalo over cliffs during the "dog days" before the acquisition of horses and guns. They hunted animals for food, clothing and shelter. They also mined . . . — Map (db m29075) HM
Montana (Gallatin County), Bozeman — Fort EllisTo the Headwaters
Conflicts along the Bozeman Trail between Lakota, Northern Cheyenne, and Arapaho Indians and settlers escalated with the establishment of forts along the route in 1866. After Indians killed John Bozeman, in the Yellowstone Valley in 1867, the . . . — Map (db m29079) HM
Montana (Gallatin County), Bozeman — Fort Ellis
Established as a military post August 27, 1867 by order of President Andrew Johnson and General U.S. Grant the post was abandoned in December 1886

Captain Wm. Clark of the Lewis and Clark Expedition encamped here July 14, 1806 with his . . . — Map (db m98279) HM

Montana (Gallatin County), Bozeman — Fur TradeTo the Headwaters
An abundance of beaver encouraged Corps of Discovery members John Colter and John Potts to return to the headwaters. In 1808, Blackfeet Indians killed Potts in a confrontation and stripped Colter bare, giving him a chance to run for his life. In one . . . — Map (db m29077) HM
Montana (Gallatin County), Bozeman — Lewis and ClarkTo the Headwaters
Lewis and Clark's Corps of Discovery reached the headwaters of the Missouri River and named the three tributaries in July, 1805. With great difficulty the Corps of Discovery fought rapids and troublesome mosquitoes as they pulled their boats . . . — Map (db m29072) HM
Montana (Gallatin County), Bozeman — The Bozeman Trail
On July 14, 1806 Captain William Clark accompanied by 11 members of the expedition party camped about a mile east of here on the flat at the mouth of Kelly Canyon. The next day, Sacajawea guided the party up the canyon on an old buffalo trail to a . . . — Map (db m98296) HM
Montana (Gallatin County), Bozeman — Trail Through TimeTo the Headwaters
First Peoples utilized the valley for over 11,000 years before the arrival of Lewis & Clark, and the others that would follow. Trails brought cattle and homesteaders to an agricultural paradise. The military followed, defending settlers, consuming . . . — Map (db m29084) HM
Montana (Gallatin County), Three Forks — Jefferson’s Instructions to Lewis and ClarkJuly 4th, 1803
“The object of your mission is to explore the Missouri river, & such principle stream of it, as, by its course & communication with the waters of the Pacific ocean… may offer the most direct & practicable water communication across . . . — Map (db m99217) HM
Montana (Gallatin County), Three Forks — Lewis and Clark reach the HeadwatersJuly 25 & July 27, 1805
You are standing at the headwaters of the great Missouri River. The Jefferson and Madison Rivers converge with the Gallatin joining one mile downstream to become the Missouri River. Here, the famed explorers accomplished a major goal of their . . . — Map (db m73542) HM
Montana (Gallatin County), Three Forks — Missouri River Headwaters
Approx.. 2 miles north on the Trident Road (#286) is the confluence of the Jefferson and Madison Rivers. A mile further downstream you can view the Gallatin River merging to form the headwaters of the Missouri River, the longest U.S. river. . . . — Map (db m99206) HM
Montana (Gallatin County), Three Forks — SacajaweaIn Patriotic Memory of
In Patriotic Memory of Sacajawea an Indian woman whose heroic courage steadfast devotion and splendid loyalty in acting as guide across the Rocky Mountand made it possible for the Lewis and Clark Expedition 1804- 1806 to occupy so . . . — Map (db m98495) HM
Montana (Gallatin County), Three Forks — Sacajawea“Coming Home”
This statue was erected to commemorate Sacajawea and the Bicentennial of the Lewis and Clark Expedition of 1803- 1806. She was a member of the Corps of Discovery and was invaluable as an interpreter in obtaining horses from her Shoshone people, . . . — Map (db m98496) HM
Montana (Sweet Grass County), Greycliff — Captain Wm. Clark
You are now following the historic trail of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. On his return from the Pacific in July 1806, Captain Clark camped for six days about forty miles downstream, near Park City. The Expedition had been looking for timber . . . — Map (db m28948) HM
Montana (Yellowstone County), Worden — Pompey’s PillarPompey's Pillar National Monument — Lewis & Clark National Landmark
Captain Wm. Clark, of the Lewis & Clark Expedition stopped here July 25, 1806 on his way down the Yellowstone. He wrote in his journal that the rock which he named Pompey’s Tower, was: “200 feet high and 400 paces in secumpherance and only . . . — Map (db m96516) HM
Montana (Yellowstone County), Worden — Pompey's Pillar
Called Iishiia Anaache or "Place Where the Mountain Lion Dwells" by the Apsaalooka (Crow) people, Pompey's Pillar was a well-known landmark to the Plains Indians. It was here, at a strategic natural crossing of the Yellowstone, or Elk River as it . . . — Map (db m62146) HM
Nebraska (Cedar County), Crofton — 167 — Historic Missouri Valley
During their exploration of the Missouri and Columbia Rivers, Lewis and Clark held councils with Ponca, Omaha, and Sioux Indians inhabiting this region. The council with the Sioux occurred August 28-31, 1804 at Calumet Bluff now the southern . . . — Map (db m101395) HM
Nebraska (Cedar County), Crofton — Meeting the Yankton Sioux
On August 27, 1804, the Lewis and Clark Expedition set up its camp for four days downstream from Calumet Bluff. The explorers came across three American Indian boys who told them of a large Yankton Sioux camp nearby. Knowing that President . . . — Map (db m101392) HM
Nebraska (Cedar County), Crofton — 168 — Scenic Missouri Valley
This scenic overlook provides a clear view of the valley of the Missouri River, the longest waterway in North America. To the west is the Gavins Point Dam and the Lewis and Clark Recreation Area. The dam was built to harness the fury of the . . . — Map (db m101391) HM
Nebraska (Douglas County), Florence — From Indian Lands to the Golden Gate
Florence was a small town with a big history. The Oto, Missouri, and Omaha Indians lived and hunted here. Frenchmen, Canadians and Spaniards traded along the Missouri river. Lewis and Clark's Corps of Discovery made their first contact with Indians . . . — Map (db m90529) HM
Nebraska (Douglas County), Omaha — Capt. Lewis...will...give us accounts of new things onlyThomas Jefferson, February 28, 1803
Between 1804 and 1806, the Corps of Discovery traveled from St. Louis, Missouri, to the Pacific coast and back. President Jefferson instructed Meriwether Lewis to collect information on "the soil & face of the country, [its] growth & vegetable . . . — Map (db m72050) HM
Nebraska (Douglas County), Omaha — endeavor to make yourself acquainted...with...the nationsThomas Jefferson's instructions to Meriwether Lewis, June 20, 1803
In August 1804, members of the Expedition visited villages like this one, homes to the Otoe and Missouria who lived in what is today Omaha. Planning to invite these tribes to a council, or meeting, the explorers found the villages deserted. The . . . — Map (db m72049) HM
Nebraska (Douglas County), Omaha — Nature exerted herself to butify the SeneryWilliam Clark, July 4, 1804
The tallgrass prairies of Nebraska stood in stark contrast to the forested homelands of the explorers. Dense grasses, some taller than a man, covered the land. Lewis and Clark noted beauty in the vast reaches of waist-high grarsses, a beauty . . . — Map (db m72048) HM
Nebraska (Douglas County), Omaha — the Council was heldSergeant Charles Floyd, August 3, 1804
Near here, the Corps of Discovery held its first council, making speeches and presenting gifts to the Otoe and Missouria. Communicating through an interpreter, members of the Expedition believed their messages were clear. But were they? This . . . — Map (db m72057) HM
Nebraska (Douglas County), Omaha — Westwardly by the WatersAlbert Gallatin letter to Thomas Jefferson, April 13, 1803
In 1803 the Missouri River carried the hopes of the young United States in its dark and unpredictable waters. President Thomas Jefferson sought a "direct & practicable water communication across the continent, for the purposes of commerce." The . . . — Map (db m72059) HM
Nebraska (Douglas County), Omaha — 428 — Captain William Clark and Private Reuben Field
On July 27, 1804, Lewis and Clark's Corps of Discovery left their “White Catfish” camp and proceeded up the Missouri River. After traveling some distance, Clark “took one man R. Field and walked on Shore with a View of Examoning . . . — Map (db m32964) HM
Nebraska (Douglas County), Omaha — 340 — Lewis and Clark CampsiteJuly 27, 1804
At the camp established very near here Captain Clark wrote about the "butifull Breeze from the N W. this evening which would have been verry agreeable, had the Misquiters been tolerably Pacifick, but thy were rageing all night." Clark may have . . . — Map (db m7886) HM
Nebraska (Otoe County), Nebraska City — Barge / Keelboat (replica)
The Lewis & Clark Expedition Barge/Keelboat was 55 feet long and 8 feet 4 inches wide and drew 2 to 2.5 foot [sic] of water when loaded with an estimated 12 to 15 ton[s] of supplies. The preponderance of the historic evidence indicates that it . . . — Map (db m66982) HM
Nebraska (Otoe County), Nebraska City — Hunter, Watchdog and Faithful Friend
One valued member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition had four legs, webbed feet and weighed 150 pounds. He was Captain Meriwether Lewis' dog Seaman, a Newfoundland. At Lewis' command, Seaman jumped into the Ohio River to catch squirrels . . . — Map (db m66981) HM
Nebraska (Otoe County), Nebraska City — The Missouri River
Today, the Missouri River is 2315 miles in length. At Nebraska City it is 1755 miles from the headwaters in Montana and 560 miles to its mouth near St. Louis, MO. where it empties into the Mississippi River. It is North America's longest river . . . — Map (db m66978) HM
Nebraska (Washington County), Blair — Lewis and Clark Campsite Area
Three plaques are on this marker. Top, left plaque First Naturalists of the American West The Lewis and Clark Expedition was more than a geographic expedition. Lewis; and Clark became the first scientists to document the natural . . . — Map (db m76887) HM
Nebraska (Washington County), Blair — 342 — Lewis and Clark CampsitesAugust 3 and 4, 1804
On August 3 Lewis and Clark held a council with the Oto and Missouria Indians at a site they named "Council Bluff," near present Fort Calhoun, Nebraska. It was the first of many councils they would hold on their journey to the Pacific Ocean. . . . — Map (db m7794) HM
Nebraska (Washington County), Blair — The Lewis and Clark Expedition
In 1804-06, Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark led about 40 soldiers and boatmen on an epic journey. President Thomas Jefferson commissioned this “Corps of Discovery” to find a route to the Pacific Ocean through the newly . . . — Map (db m76886) HM
Nebraska (Washington County), Fort Calhoun — 341 — Lewis and Clark CampsiteJuly 30 - August 2, 1804
On July 30 the explorers arrived at the bluff where Fort Atkinson would be built less than two decades later. Clark wrote, "The Situation of this place which we Call Council Bluff which is handsom ellevated a Spot well Calculated... for a . . . — Map (db m7887) HM
North Carolina (Franklin County), Louisburg — E 33 — Richard Warfington
Member of Lewis and Clark Expedition, 1804-06. Led the return trip from Mandan villages. Born 1777 near here. — Map (db m41128) HM
North Dakota (McLean County), Washburn — Seaman
While preparing for the expedition to the Pacific, Meriwether Lewis visited Philadelphia for instructions in natural sciences, astronomical navigation and field medicine. It is believed that it was during this period that Lewis purchased Seaman, his . . . — Map (db m36352) HM
North Dakota (Mercer County), Stanton — Lewis & Clark at the Knife River Indian VillagesLewis & Clark in North Dakota
With 168 days and 1,600 miles behind them, the Lewis and Clark Expedition arrived near the Knife River Villages. Captain William Clark wrote: October 27, 1804 "came too at the Village on the L.S. this village is situated on an eminance . . . — Map (db m33610) HM
North Dakota (Morton County), Mandan — Mandan Scenic OverlookLewis & Clark in North Dakota
Sunday, October 21, 1804 A driving northeast wind, cold temperatures, and freezing rain and snow led Lewis and Clark to seek shelter after only 7 miles. During the day, they passed the mouth of the Heart River learning from their Arikara . . . — Map (db m44707) HM
Ohio (Washington County), Marietta — 14-84 — Lewis and Clark Expedition / Letter to the President
[Marker Front]: The Lewis and Clark Expedition Meriwether Lewis arrived in Marietta on September 13, 1803. His descent of the Ohio River aboard a keelboat began his expedition to explore the West. Included among his crew was 18-year . . . — Map (db m20741) HM
Oklahoma (Mayes County), Pryor — Nathaniel Hale Pryorb. Amherst County, Virginia, 1772 — d. June of 1831
Pryor Creek was named in honor of Nathaniel Hale Pryor. Captain Pryor was a member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, a veteran of the war of 1812 and was a Captain at the Battle of New Orleans, January 8, 1815. In June he was honorably discharged . . . — Map (db m68099) HM
Oregon (Columbia County), Deer Island — M1 — Deer IslandOregon History
Deer Island in the Columbia was named by the Lewis and Clark Expedition which stopped to dine here November 5, 1805 on its way down river. Homeward bound the explorers camped on the island on March 28,1806. Captain Clark recorded "This morning we . . . — Map (db m7981) HM
Oregon (Malheur County), Danner — Jean Baptiste "Pomp" CharbonneauSon of Sacajawea — Feb. 11, 1805 - May 16, 1866
This plaque is dedicated as a memorial to Jean Baptiste "Pomp" Charbonneau, whose personal life experience elevated him to national recognition in American History. He began his "Road of Life" on an epic journey westward. The youngest person . . . — Map (db m106879) HM
Oregon (Malheur County), Danner — Jean Baptiste Charbonneau1805-1866 — Oregon History
This site marks the final resting place of the youngest member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, born to Sacajawea and Toussaint Charbonneau at Fort Mandan (North Dakota) on February 11, 1805. Baptiste and his mother symbolized the peaceful nature . . . — Map (db m106876) HM
Oregon (Malheur County), Danner — Jean Baptiste Charbonneau
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Oregon (Multnomah County), Cascade Locks — Beacon Rock
The prominent monolith across the river was named Beacon Rock by Lewis and Clark, November 2, 1805. It marked the beginning of tidewater for early river explorers who used it for a landmark in their journeys. The Indians say that when the Chinook . . . — Map (db m34643) HM
Oregon (Multnomah County), Troutdale — Sandy River Bridge
On October 30, 1792 off the point in the Columbia River where the Sandy empties its waters, the boat crew from the H.M.S. Chatham (Vancouver's Voyages) were the first white men to sight the snowclad peak which Lt. Wm. R. Broughton named Mt. Hood in . . . — Map (db m38388) HM
Pennsylvania (Allegheny County), Pittsburgh — Lewis and Clark Expedition
On Aug. 31, 1803, Captain Meriwether Lewis launched a 50-foot “keeled boat” from Fort Fayette, 100 yards downriver. This marked the beginning of the 3-year expedition commissioned by President Jefferson, which opened America to westward . . . — Map (db m42181) HM
Pennsylvania (Beaver County), Rochester — Lewis and Clark
In 1803, Meriwether Lewis led the corps of discovery, 11 men on a keelboat, though Beaver County. They stayed overnight about 3 miles west of Beaver and stopped in Georgetown. This visit was commemorated by a reenactment in Rochester and Georgetown . . . — Map (db m44791) HM
Pennsylvania (Franklin County), Chambersburg — Patrick Gass(1771 - 1870)
Enlisted by Meriwether Lewis as a private in the Lewis & Clark Expedition, 1803 - 1806; selected as a Sergeant in August, 1804. His carpentry and soldiering skills earned written commendation from Lewis. Gass later published his diaries of the . . . — Map (db m8123) HM
Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — Meriwether Lewis(1774 – 1809)
With William Clark he led the transcontinental Lewis & Clark Expedition, 1803 – 1806. Lewis prepared for the journey & later deposited its significant specimens, journals, and other artifacts here in Philadelphia. — Map (db m50739) HM
Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — Robert Patterson(1743-1824)
Professor, chair of mathematics dept. and vice-provost at University of Pennsylvania, 1799-1814. Tutored Meriwether Lewis in navigation skills to prepare for Lewis and Clark Expedition, 1803-1806. Resided here. — Map (db m81998) HM
South Dakota (Brule County), Chamberlain — Lewis & Clark Memorial Bridge at Chamberlain
Lewis & Clark Memorial Bridge at Chamberlain Dedicated July 7, 1974 by Governor Richard F. Kneip

Meriwether Lewis and William Clark with their party camped at several points near this crossing. In September 1804, continuous rain had soaked . . . — Map (db m98207) HM

South Dakota (Brule County), Chamberlain — Lewis and Clark Bicentennial 1804-2004
This Corps of Discovery II marker commemorates the bicentennial of the Lewis and Clark expedition. The geographic position of this marker has been established using the satellite-based Global Positioning System. This marker is part of the . . . — Map (db m101382) HM
South Dakota (Brule County), Chamberlain — 114 — Sojourn at Camp PleasantLewis & Clark Expedition
When the Corps of Discovery reached present-day Chamberlain on September 16, 1804, they were ready for a break. Since May, one member of the expedition, Sergeant Charles Floyd, had died, possibly of appendicitis. Another, Private George Shannon, . . . — Map (db m98240) HM
South Dakota (Clay County), Vermillion — From Lewis and Clark to the Future
Change came slowly to Spirit Mound after 1804. For 55 years the area remained the land of the Yankton Sioux, with fur traders conducting business from posts on the Missouri. The tallgrass prairie continued to thrive as it had for thousands of years . . . — Map (db m39702) HM
South Dakota (Clay County), Vermillion — Lewis and Clark Visit Spirit MoundAugust 25, 1804
On the hot day of August 25, 1804, captains Lewis and Clark and several of their men walked from the river to explore Spirit Mound. They had heard that little people with deadly arrows inhabited the mound. Although they did not find little people, . . . — Map (db m39698) HM
South Dakota (Clay County), Vermillion — Lewis and Clark Were Here...and Here...
The Missouri National Recreational River preserves two splendid segments of the free-flowing, once unpredictable "Big Muddy." These natural-appearing reaches are reminiscent of the river as reported in the journal pages of captains Lewis and Clark . . . — Map (db m39701) HM

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