Lewis and Clark in Illinois - Thebes, Illinois
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 37° 13.574 W 089° 27.603
16S E 281746 N 4122805
Quick Description: Historical marker located at wayside along the Mississippi River just north of Thebes.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 5/5/2009 8:57:07 AM
Waymark Code: WM6AYY
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Corp Of Discovery
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Long Description:

Text of marker:

Lewis and Clark in Illinois

In November of 1803, Meriwether Lewis, William Clark and their party camped on the slate rock bank of the Mississippi River near here.  They found moving the boats up river very difficult and traveled only about one mile per hour against the strong current.  It was a taste of the long journey ahead.

Erected in 2003 by the Ste of Illinois
Illinois Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Commission

County: Alexander

Historical Society: Illinois Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Commission

Dedication Date: 2003/01/01

Location: IL-3, roadside park, N. Side of Thebes

Website: Not listed

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