Lewis and Clark in Illinois
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 37° 37.902 W 089° 30.384
16S E 278830 N 4167907
Quick Description: This Mississippi River formation goes by several names, Grand Tower, Tower Rock, etc. To learn more, view the links inside.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 1/27/2010 12:09:17 PM
Waymark Code: WM84PW
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Stunod
Views: 3

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Lewis and Clark in Illinois
In November 1803, Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, and their party passed by here on their way west. They camped across the river. Clark sketched the area, the local landmarks of Tower Rock and the Sugar Loaf, and their keelboat anchored near this shore.

[to the right of the marker, and across the river you can see Tower Rock, look close, its top is tree and brush covered.]

More can be learned here: Tower Rock and here: Legends and Fear

County: Jackson County

Historical Society: State of Illinois and the Illinois Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Commission

Dedication Date: 2003

Location: Front St., @ the river landing, Grand Tower

Website: [Web Link]

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