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
Palmyra, founded in 1819, was for many years the northernmost town on the Salt River Trail from St. Charles to the Des Moines River. A Federal Land Office for the Salt River area located here, 1824 – 58, led all others in the . . . — — Map (db m55391) HM
The Palmyra Massacre
The Palmyra Massacre was a grim ending to Confederate Col. Joseph Porter's 1862 recruiting campaign in northeast Missouri. Besides recruiting local men for the Confederate army, Porter attacked Union outposts and patrols . . . — — Map (db m55390) HM
Indiana to Kansas 1838
On Oct. 11, 1838, 850 Potawatomi Indians camped at Pleasant Spring near Palmyra on the forced removal from Northern Indiana to Eastern Kansas. They passed through Palmyra at 10 o'clock October 12. That night they camped . . . — — Map (db m36351) HM