Lewis and Clark in Illinois ~ Fort Massac
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 37° 08.700 W 088° 42.703
16S E 347981 N 4112329
Quick Description: One of a series of markers down the Ohio River and up the Mississippi River on the Illinois side, detailing the beginnings to the Expedition; before the Corps of Discovery part started in Missouri.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 9/11/2010 7:10:22 AM
Waymark Code: WM9NWN
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Corp Of Discovery
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Lewis and Clark in Illinois
On November 11, 1803, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark arrived at Fort Massac. They spent three days here, recruiting men to join their westward expedition. They also hired George Drouillard to act as an interpreter on the journey. Known for his hunting and scouting skills, Drouillard became a valuable member of the expedition.

County: Massac County

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

Dedication Date: 2003

Location: Inside Fort Massac State Park, Metropolis

Website: Not listed

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