Lewis and Clark in Illinois
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 37° 05.544 W 089° 15.366
16S E 299490 N 4107504
Quick Description: Fighting currents much heaver then they anticipated, they camped here.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 11/5/2009 1:43:49 PM
Waymark Code: WM7KMT
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Stunod
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Long Description:



On November 20, 1803, Meriwether Lewis, William Clark and their men made camp near this site. It was their first day moving up the Mississippi River and they only traveled 10 1/2 miles. The River's current was stronger than they ever imagined. Would they need more men for their journey?

County: Alexander County

Historical Society: The State of Illinois, The Illinois Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Commission, Alexander County Tourism.

Dedication Date: 2003

Location: IL-3 (The Great River Rd.), turnout, 12 miles N. of Cairo

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