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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.
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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 — 1804-1806 Corps of Discovery"A" Order Control Point
The brass monument nearby is provided by the Idaho Society of Professional Land Surveyors in cooperation with the National Geodetic Survey to commemorate the “Lewis and Clark” Corps of Discovery campsite at Canoe Camp, Idaho. . . . — Map (db m110468) HM
Idaho (Clearwater County), Orofino — Ahsakha Village Siteasaqa
Lewis and Clark called this place Canoe Camp. For 11 days in 1805 the Corps of Discovery camped here in the company of Nez Perce while building five canoes for the journey to the Pacific. For thousands of years before that, this riverbank was . . . — Map (db m110465) 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 (Clearwater County), Weippe — "Handsome Small Prairie"Gold Rush Historic Byway — Adventure Into Idaho's Beginnings —
After the hardships of the mountain passage, the Weippe Prairie was a place of relief for the Corps of Discovery. The Nez Perce befriended them and renewed their hope of reaching the Pacific Ocean. "the pleasure I now felt in having tryumphed . . . — Map (db m121438) HM
Idaho (Clearwater County), Weippe — Corps of Discovery1804 - 1806 — "A" Order Control Point —
The brass monument nearby is provided by the Idaho Society of Professional Land Surveyors to commemorated the "Lewis and Clark" Corps of Discovery campsite near Weippe Prairie, Idaho. Datum NAD 83 and NAVD88 Latitude N 46º21' 00" Latitude . . . — Map (db m121581) HM
Idaho (Clearwater County), Weippe — First Contact Between Two CulturesLewis and Clark Route
In late September of 1805, three young Nez Perce spied several men dressed in strange clothes and hats coming from the ridge to the southeast. The boys hid, but the men discovered two of them in the area behind this sign. The boys led these men to . . . — Map (db m121441) HM
Idaho (Clearwater County), Weippe — First Contact Between Two Cultures
I Set out early and proceeded ... to a Small Plain in which I found maney Indian lodges ... I met 3 Indian boys, when they saw me they ran and hid themselves. -- Capt. William Clark, September 20, 1805 After Lewis and Clark's Corps of . . . — Map (db m121582) HM
Idaho (Clearwater County), Weippe — 261 — Lewis and Clark
Journeying toward the Clearwater, 6 men under Clark met the Nez Perce Indians not far from here, September 20, 1805. Clark first saw 3 frightened Indian boys who hid in the grass. Finding two, he reassured them with small presents and "Sent . . . — Map (db m121439) HM
Idaho (Clearwater County), Weippe — Weippe Prairie
This marker was dedicated 1957 to commemorate the arrival of the Lewis and Clark Expedition at Weippe Prairie, Idaho, Sept. 23, 1805. Also to honor the memory of Dr. J.T. Moser who pioneered here in the 1890's and to honor the memory of his . . . — Map (db m121440) HM
Idaho (Clearwater County), Weippe — Weippe Prairie
Welcome to Weippe Prairie This has always been a traditional gathering place for the Nez Perce people where camas bulbs are harvested and baked each year. The blue flower of the camas lily grow so thick here in the spring time that from . . . — Map (db m121610) HM
Idaho (Idaho County), Cottonwood — 488 — Lewis and Clark
On May 31, 1806, Sgt. John Ordway and Pvts. Frazer and Weiser began the return trip from Lewis’s (sic) River (Snake River) with salmon for Camp Chopunnish (Kamiah). The men crossed the Camas Prairie near here on their way to rejoin the Corps . . . — Map (db m121141) HM
Idaho (Idaho County), Glenwood — Gass CreekThe Land Lewis and Clark Traveled
The Lewis and Clark Expedition passed through the valley of Hungery Creek in late September 1805, and on their return journey in late June, 1806. Five of the party's campsites are located in this valley to the south. Here you can see the extent of . . . — Map (db m140826) HM
Idaho (Idaho County), Glenwood — Pheasant Camp"Here we killed...three pheasants"
Arriving here in late September 1805, Captain Lewis and a contingent of the Corps of Discovery were cold and hungry. Wearing only worn moccasins, they had struggled over rough, hilly terrain. Climbing over fallen trees and through log strewn creek . . . — Map (db m140834) HM
Idaho (Idaho County), Glenwood — Salmon Trout Camp"... Several Salmon trout were Seem..."
On June 17, 1806, the Lewis and Clark Expedition left their camp in Hungery Creek to ascend into the mountains. The party encountered deep snow at the top of the ridge and was forced to turn back. Captain Lewis wrote, "...this is the first time . . . — Map (db m140829) HM
Idaho (Idaho County), Glenwood — Small Prairie Camp"...we found two deer..."
In June 1806, the Lewis and Clark Expedition members were in good spirits as they began their journey home over the Lolo Trail. Although the men were well fed, rested an had 66 horses to ride and carry their gear, the trails were still very slippery . . . — Map (db m140832) HM
Idaho (Idaho County), Glenwood — The Land Lewis and Clark WalkedChanging Face of the American Forest
"The country is thickly covered with a very heavy growth of pine of which I have ennumerated 8 distinct species." Capt. Meriwether Lewis, September 19, 1805 The landscape today may look very similar to the one Lewis and Clark described, . . . — Map (db m140828) HM
Idaho (Idaho County), Grangeville — Gathering at Tipahxlee’whum (Tepahlewam)
(Three panels outline the history of Tolo Lake) The Nez Perce name for this lake is Tipahxlee’whum (Tepahlewam or Split Rocks). In early June 1877, five bands of Nimiipuu gathered here for their last taste of freedom before . . . — Map (db m121267) 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), Kooskia — "...Across the Endless Sea of Mountains..."Enduring Hardships on the Lolo Trail
Look north to the ridgeline behind you and see what Lewis and Clark and the Corps of Discovery faced on the morning of September 15, 1805. At 7 a.m. the Corps left their Colt Killed Camp near what is now the Powell Ranger Station. Hoping for a . . . — Map (db m123161) HM
Idaho (Idaho County), Kooskia — "...Observe the face of the country..."Lewis and Clark as Naturalists
President Thomas Jefferson, driven by a life-long passion for scientific exploration and study, instructed Meriwether Lewis to record details about the flora, fauna, geology and people of the land between the Missouri River and the Pacific Ocean. As . . . — Map (db m123162) HM
Idaho (Idaho County), Kooskia — "to our inexpressable joy"
In September of 1805 and again in June of 1806, Lewis and Clark traveled and mapped this area. Their purpose was to explore the land, communicate with the Indians and establish the claim of the United States to the vast Pacific Northwest. . . . — Map (db m110304) HM
Idaho (Idaho County), Kooskia — Kooskia Crossing Kiosk
(Four historical panels are located at the kiosk:) The Lewis and Clark Expedition The Lewis and Clark expedition known as the Corps of Discovery, passed through this area in September and October of 1805, on its way to find . . . — Map (db m121344) HM
Idaho (Idaho County), Kooskia — Lewis and ClarkSquamish Glade Camp
Sept. 13th 1805. Enroute to Pacific. — Map (db m123216) HM
Idaho (Idaho County), Kooskia — Lewis and Clark RouteSeptember 15, 1805
Route of September 15, 1805. The Lewis and Clark Expedition passed through this area on their westward journey following a route used by the Indians to reach Salmon fishing grounds in the Lochsa River. The Indian trail they were following left . . . — Map (db m123215) HM
Idaho (Idaho County), Kooskia — Lewis and Clark RoutePacker Meadows
Captain Lewis recorded on June 29, 1806: "...at noon we arrived at the quamas flatts (sic) on the Creek of the same name and halted to graize (sic) our horses and dine having traveled 12 miles. We passed our encampment of the (13th) September at 10 . . . — Map (db m123219) HM
Idaho (Idaho County), Kooskia — Selway - Bitterroot Wilderness
Over one and one-half centuries have passed since Lewis and Clark crossed the Bitterroot Mountains. This country was then a vast, challenging wilderness. Immediately across the river from you, at this point, is the Selway – Bitterroot . . . — Map (db m110320) HM
Idaho (Idaho County), Kooskia — The Lolo Trail"I belong to the land from which I came." Toohoolhoolzote
(This marker is composed of two panels and is presented here as if the panels were joined.) The land today looks much the same as it did to Lewis and Clark. Today, as stewards of this beautiful land, we have an opportunity to leave a . . . — Map (db m123213) 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 (Idaho County), Syringa — Green Swoard Camp"...tremendious Mountains entirely Cover with Snow..."
The Lewis and Clark Expedition passed this site in late September, 1805. On their return journey in June 1806, they camped on the open hillside. The party has been traveling on top of several feet of snow in most areas so the grassy feed found here . . . — Map (db m140792) HM
Idaho (Idaho County), Syringa — Indian Post Office"Walking on Sacred Ground"
"...This trail so old it used from time of creation by Nez Perce people to go to Montana to hunt Buffalo and some time to war other tribes of Indians, when Red Bear come to Indians Post Office on this trail, he tell Lewis - Clark and all, stop . . . — Map (db m140783) HM
Idaho (Idaho County), Syringa — Smoking Place"...those indians are most admirable pilots..."
Aided by six Nimiipuu (sic) (Nez Perce) guides, the Lewis and Clark Expedition moved quickly across the Lolo Trail in June, 1806. Even though the snow was nearly seven feet deep on most to the trail, the party was able to find their way. Smoking . . . — Map (db m140789) 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), Carmen — Lewis and Clark: Departure Camp
Leading packhorses, the Lewis and Clark Expedition followed their Shoshone guide Toby up Tower Creek on August 31, 1805. The Indian road went northwest from here across the foothills to the North Fork of the Salmon. Behind the Corps of Discovery . . . — Map (db m123682) HM
Idaho (Lemhi County), Carmen — The BluffLewis and Clark Trail
"On August 21, 1805, Captain Clark and party camped near this spot. Clark wrote "crossed the river and went over a point of high land and struck it again near a bluff on the right side...those two men joined me at my camp on the right side below the . . . — Map (db m123673) HM
Idaho (Lemhi County), Carmen — William Clark's "Pirimids"
Clark's "Pirimids" are lessons in erosion and deposition. Looks closely at the columns to see layers of sediment: sandstone, gravel, and larger rocks that were eroded from ancient hills and deposited in valleys millions of years ago. Time and . . . — Map (db m123683) 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 — Sacajawea
The Indian woman who guided the Lewis and Clark Expedition through this territory in 1805, was born near this spot in 1786. — Map (db m123679) 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 times in 15 days. • Monday, the 12th --- Lewis, McNeal, Drouillard & Shields --- headed west • . . . — Map (db m110838) 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 time 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 . . . — 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), Craigmont — 489 — Lewis and Clark
On May 27, 1806, Sgt. John Ordway and Pvts. Frazer and Weiser were dispatched from Camp Chopunnish (Kamiah) to Lewis’ River (Snake River) to obtain salmon. Guided by Nez Perce Indians, the men crossed the Camas Prairie near here. On May 29, at a . . . — Map (db m121213) HM
Idaho (Lewis County), Kamiah — Lewis 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 — A Man and His Island Dream
The Corps of Discovery reached the confluence of the Snake and Clearwater Rivers on October 10, 1805. In his map of the site, William Clark included a small island he observed “at the point of union” of the channels. The island . . . — Map (db m110632) HM
Idaho (Nez Perce County), Lewiston — Dwellings by the River
No Tents? By the time members of the Lewis & Clark Expedition reached the Snake River, their night-time shelter consisted of buffalo robes and other skins. They left St. Louis with tents of oiled canvas, but by the summer of 1805, those . . . — Map (db m110578) HM
Idaho (Nez Perce County), Lewiston — Exploring on the River
Seasonal Migrations The Nimi’ipuu migrated throughout the region of the Snake River and its tributaries. They traveled seasonally to take advantage of the food sources: camas bulbs, berries, deer, elk, bear, and salmon. Their mobility . . . — Map (db m110541) HM
Idaho (Nez Perce County), Lewiston — Fishing in the River
”This river is remarkably clear and crowded with salmon in maney places… Salmon may be seen at the depth of 15 or 20 feet… The number… Is remarkable to say.” ~Captain Wm. Clark The Nimi’ipuu relied upon . . . — Map (db m110687) 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
Idaho (Nez Perce County), Lewiston — Lewis and ClarkTraveled This Way In 1805;
The first white men to cross this country and reach the Pacific Ocean via Lolo Pass and present site of Lewiston. They came and returned the way that leads you are now on the Lewis and Clark Highway along the Clearwater River - the . . . — Map (db m121815) HM
Idaho (Nez Perce County), Lewiston — Traveling on the River
“…one canoe in which Sergt. Gass was Stearing And was nearle turning over, she Sprung A leak or Split open on one side and Bottom filled with water & Sunk on the rapid…” ~Captain Wm. Clark, October 8, . . . — Map (db m110634) HM
Idaho (Nez Perce County), Lewiston — Writings on the River
Petroglyphs The earliest ‘writings’ along the Snake River were petroglyphs carved into the rocks. At the Buffalo Eddy and Captain John sites, located 20 miles upriver from here, some of the petroglyphs are four to six thousand years . . . — Map (db m110688) 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), Hartford — 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 m141833) HM
Illinois (Madison County), Hartford — 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 (Madison County), Hartford — The Village of HartfordLewis & Clark Expedition — 1803-1806 —
The exact number of participants on the expedition is uncertain. Journals of participants indicate that it may have been as few as 26 and as many as 45. The following names were mentioned in accounts of the expedition: Meriwether Lewis . . . — Map (db m142937) HM
Illinois (Madison County), Wood River — Lewis and Clark ExpeditionSee Historic Illinois
Meriwether Lewis and William Clark originally planned to camp west of the Mississippi River during the winter of 1803-04. Carlos Dehault Delassus, the Spanish commandant at St. Louis, however, had not received formal notification from his government . . . — Map (db m141787) HM
Illinois (Randolph County), Chester — Chester, Randolph County, IllinoisLewis & Clark Expedition — 1803-1806 —
The town of Chester, Illinois, sprawls on the eastern bluffs overlooking the November 27, 1803, Horse Island campsite of Captain Lewis and William Clark on the west bank of the Mississippi River near its confluence with the Kaskaskia River. The . . . — Map (db m144872) 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 m144873) HM
Illinois (Randolph County), Kaskaskia — Lewis and Clark in KaskaskiaThe French Connection — 1803 —
Meriwether Lewis and William Clark arrived in Kaskaskia with twenty-four men on November 29, 1803. Here they acquired the expedition's third boat, a pirogue. After recruiting twelve more soldiers, the Captains hired expert boatman and interpreter . . . — Map (db m143581) HM
Illinois (St. Clair County), Cahokia — CahokiaLewis & Clark Expedition — 1803-1806 —
Cahokia was Lewis and Clark's host community for much of their six month stay in Illinois. Meriwether Lewis was often found in Cahokia on expedition business through the winter of 1803-04. During this important period of preparation, Lewis spent . . . — Map (db m140559) HM
Illinois (St. Clair County), Cahokia — Lewis and Clark in Illinois
On December 7, 1803, William Clark and several recruits landed at Cahokia, a town of about 700 residents. Meriwether Lewis was on the road to St. Louis to meet with the Spanish Governor. Two local men, Nicholas Jarrot and John Hay, went with him as . . . — Map (db m142124) HM
Illinois (St. Clair County), East St. Louis — Lewis and Clark in Illinois
On December 10, 1803 Meriwether Lewis, William Clark and their party camped at this place opposite St. Louis. The next morning, Clark left Lewis in St. Louis before heading upstream towards a winter campsite. They would spend five months in Illinois . . . — Map (db m132646) HM
Illinois (St. Clair County), East St. Louis — YorkLewis & Clark Expedition — 1803-1806 —
York, as Clark's Body Slave, was an active voting member of the expedition. Described as big, very dark, strong, agile, athletic, and playful. York was known as "Big Medison" to Native Americans. From near this site he often paddled Lewis and Clark . . . — Map (db m132875) HM
Indiana (Clark County), Clarksville — History’s Great Explorers
History’s Great Explorers Lewis & Clark Acclaimed National Heroes The Eastern Legacy October 14, 1803 Meriwether Lewis came from Washington, D.C. and met William Clark at the Falls of the Ohio “When they shook hands, the Lewis . . . — Map (db m103856) HM
Indiana (Harrison County), Corydon — 31.2004.1 — John ShieldsLewis and Clark Expedition Member
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. The Corps of . . . — Map (db m9642) HM
Indiana (Knox County), Vincennes — 42.2006.1 — William Henry Harrison & Lewis & Clark Expedition
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 involvement in decisions . . . — Map (db m23251) HM
Indiana (Montgomery County), Crawfordsville — Montgomery County's Tribute to her Heroic Dead
(Front Side - in Stone): Montgomery County's Tribute to her Heroic Dead Mexican War 1846 - 1948 Men Enrolled 98 War for the Union 1861 - 1865 Men Enrolled 2,971 Spanish American War 1898 Men Enrolled 264 (Under . . . — Map (db m9394) WM
Indiana (Montgomery County), Waynetown — 54-2002-1 — William BrattonLewis and Clark Expedition Member
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 Northwest. . . . — 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 (Pottawattamie County), Underwood — Historic Council Bluffs / Noted Council Bluffs Residents
The Council Bluffs area was the scene of such important events in Iowa history as the explorations of Lewis and Clark, the Mormon Trail, the Missouri River steamboat traffic and the railroad industry. Francois Guittar established the first white . . . — Map (db m33290) HM
Iowa (Pottawattamie County), Underwood — Historic Council Bluffs / Noted Council Bluffs Residents
The Council Bluffs area was the scene of such important events in Iowa history as the explorations of Lewis and Clark, the Mormon Trail, the Missouri River steamboat traffic and the railroad industry. Francois Guittar established the first white . . . — Map (db m33291) HM
Iowa (Woodbury County), Anthon — Woodbury County Freedom Rock Veterans Memorial
Ray "Bubba" Sorensen painted this rock in June 2017. The west face includes images of Sgt. Charles Floyd and the Floyd Monument in Sioux City, Iowa. Sgt. Floyd was a United States explorer, a non-commissioned officer in the U.S. Army . . . — Map (db m126927) WM
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 & Clark Expedition
In 1804-1806, Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark led the Corps of Discovery on an epic journey. Charged by President Thomas Jefferson to find a water route to the Pacific Ocean through the newly acquired Louisiana territory, they mapped . . . — Map (db m112825) 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 (Leavenworth County), Fort Leavenworth — Captain Meriwether Lewis1774 - 1809
Soldier, scholar, diplomat, explorer, the career of Meriwether Lewis epitomizes the range of duties and responsibilities inherent in the role of United States Army officer. Lewis was born 18 August, 1774 in Virginia and was commissioned as ensign in . . . — Map (db m66670) 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 — Bird Woman's TrailIn Honor of Sacagawea "Interpreter"
She was not at Kaw's Mouth in June 1804, but joined the expedition later in April of 1805 at the Mandan villages in what is now North Dakota. — Map (db m54007) 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
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 (Fayette County), Lexington — 2193 — Lewis and Clark in Kentucky / George Shannon
Lewis and Clark in Kentucky George Shannon George Shannon, youngest member of the 1803-06 Lewis & Clark Expedition, studied at Transylvania Univ. and practiced law in Lexington. His office was in Jordan’s Row on Upper Street. He married . . . — Map (db m136937) HM
Kentucky (Franklin County), Frankfort — 2215 — Lewis and Clark in Kentucky / Frankfort Newspapers
(marker side 1) Ky. newspapers were a major means of reporting news regarding the 1803-06 Lewis & Clark Expedition to the Pacific Ocean. Of special importance were the Frankfort papers The Palladium and The Western . . . — Map (db m123855) HM
Kentucky (Franklin County), Frankfort — 2212 — Lewis and Clark in Kentucky / William Clark in FrankfortLewis & Sheheke /                                     
(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 . . . — Map (db m62259) HM
Kentucky (Hardin County), West Point — 2123 — Lewis and Clark in Kentucky / John Shields (1769-1809)
Lewis and Clark in Kentucky One of the "Nine Young Men From Ky." that accompanied Lewis and Clark on 1803-6 expedition to the Pacific Ocean. Shields was born in Va. and moved to Ky. in the 1790s. By 1803 he was married and living in West . . . — Map (db m122112) HM
Kentucky (Hart County), Munfordville — William Clark and Family
In the fall of 1809, William Clark was summoned to Washington from St. Louis by President Madison to discuss the governance of the Louisiana Purchase Territories, which he had explored with Meriwether Lewis during the Jefferson administration. . . . — Map (db m39981) 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 (Jefferson County), Louisville — 2258 — William Clark (1770-1838) / Lewis And Clark In Kentucky Louisville
William Clark (1770-1838) Born in Va.; bro. of Geo. Rogers Clark; came here in 1785, in Ky. Militia & US Army, where he met Meriwether Lewis. Together they led 1803-1806 mission to Pacific. Stayed in govt. service; moved to St. Louis in 1808. . . . — Map (db m104252) HM
Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — York
York (ca. 1772 - before 1832) Member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition (1803-1806) to the Pacific Ocean York was the first African American to cross the United States from coast to coast. Born a slave belonging to the Clark family, York was . . . — Map (db m104251) HM
Kentucky (Logan County), Russellville — 2218 — Lewis and Clark in Kentucky / Death of Meriwether Lewis
Lewis and Clark in Kentucky William Clark's 1809 Visit William Clark, coleader of the famous Lewis & Clark Expedition, visited Russellville with his family October 3-7, 1809, while traveling to Louisville and farther east. Benjamin & . . . — Map (db m123376) 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
Kentucky (Shelby County), Shelbyville — 2214 — Lewis and Clark in Kentucky 1806 Return of Expedition / Death of Meriwether Lewis
Lewis and Clark in Kentucky 1806 Return of Expedition Meriwether Lewis & William Clark, leaders of the 1803-06 journey to the Pacific, visited Shelbyville several times. In Nov. 1806, on the Expedition's return, Lewis arrived with . . . — Map (db m136887) HM
Kentucky (Shelby County), Waddy — 2213 — Lewis and Clark in Kentucky / Death of Meriwether Lewis
Lewis and Clark in Kentucky William Clark, coleader of the famous Lewis and Clark Expedition to the Pacific, spent the night of October 28, 1809, at John Shannon's Tavern near present Graefenburg. That day he read that Lewis, his . . . — Map (db m136897) HM
Louisiana (Natchitoches Parish), Natchitoches — The American Transition
President Thomas Jefferson negotiated the Louisiana Purchase with French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte in 1803. The Louisiana Purchase was the largest peacetime land acquisition in U.S. history, containing territory that eventually comprised 15 states. . . . — Map (db m106110) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Hyattsville — The Lewis & Clark Expedition / The 15th Amendment
The Lewis & Clark Expedition In the Spring of America's 28th year, Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark began a vital mission, having been charged by President Thomas Jefferson to do three things: chart an all-water route from the . . . — Map (db m145919) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Zittlestown — 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), St. 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), St. 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), St. 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), St. 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 — Jefferson City Greenway:Lewis and Clark Trailhead Plaza
The Jefferson City Greenway is a linear park that serves as a conduit for non-motorized travelers to gain access to recreation areas, natural and cultural features, schools and businesses. The greenway is a multi-use trail designed to provide a . . . — Map (db m62318) 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), New Haven — Colter's Escape from the Blackfeet
While trapping for beaver along the Jefferson's Fork River in the fall of 1808, John Colter and his companion, John Potts, were surprised by a war party of Blackfeet braves. With no chance to escape Colter came ashore while Potts retreated and was . . . — Map (db m121297) HM
Missouri (Franklin County), New Haven — From the Mountains to Missouri
John Colter's nearly three years with the Lewis & Clark Expedition had hardened him for a life in the mountains. He had survived cold, hunger, grizzly bears, and Indians. It was the lure of wealth from beaver pelts that kept him in the West from . . . — Map (db m121298) HM
Missouri (Franklin County), New Haven — Private John ColterCa. 1775-1812
John Colter, a Virginia native was recruited in Kentucky by Meriwether Lewis, to serve in the Lewis & Clark Expedition, October 1803. Colter became a valued member of the Corps of Discovery, serving as a hunter and scout. When Colter asked to leave . . . — Map (db m121294) HM
Missouri (Franklin County), New Haven — Private John Colter
Born about the time of the American Revolution John Colter was enlisted as a private in the Lewis and Clark Expedition at Maysville, Kentucky in October, 1803. He began the expedition as an oarsman but because of his skills as a woodsman was . . . — Map (db m121295) HM
Missouri (Franklin County), New Haven — Private John Colter
Private John Colter was among the first members to be recruited by Captain Meriwether Lewis for the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Colter was a skillful hunter, scout, and translator and he quickly became a valuable member of the party. After almost . . . — Map (db m121296) HM
Missouri (Franklin County), New Haven — 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 m121299) HM
Missouri (Franklin County), New Haven — The Lewis and Clark Expedition Across Missouri
”Set out a 7 O’Clock after a hard rain & Wind, & proceed on verry well under Sale… The wind favourable today… we made 18 mile… wind & rain Closed the Day…” William Clark, May 26, 1804 The Lewis and Clark Expedition passed by . . . — Map (db m121300) 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

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