Lewis and Clark Expedition - Grand Tower
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 37° 38.346 W 089° 30.696
16S E 278393 N 4168740
Quick Description: Daniel Boone's nephew and Lewis & Clark, this remote location saw its share of history.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 1/27/2010 12:35:22 PM
Waymark Code: WM84PX
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Stunod
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Lewis and Clark Expedition
1803 - 1806

Grand Tower
Captain William Boone, the nephew of the famous Daniel Boone, is thought to have been the first white settler in Jackson County, having arrived shortly after Lewis and Clark discovered Tower Rock. William Boone's son, Benningen was the first white child born in Jackson County. Other early white settlers included Colonel James Gill, who resided with his family and slaves near Devil's Bake Oven. He was a farmer and owned and operated a ferry boat, which established the area as an important Mississippi River crossing point.

Other interesting tid-bits can be found here: Devil's Backbone or here: Devil's Bake Oven or even here: Haunted Places

County: Jackson County

Historical Society: Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Commission in conjunction with the Illinois Bureau of Tourism, the National Park Service, & the Jackson County Office of Tourism

Location: Park Rd., Devils Back Bone State Park, Grand Tower

Website: [Web Link]

Dedication Date: Not listed

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