Lewis and Clark in Illinois - Ellis Grove, IL
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie
N 37° 58.129 W 089° 54.643
16S E 244311 N 4206353
Quick Description: Located at Fort Kaskaskia right outside the pavillion overlooking the Mississippi River
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 2/24/2013 4:08:15 AM
Waymark Code: WMGEYD
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Corp Of Discovery
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Lewis and Clark in Illinois
On November 28, 1803, Meriweather Lewis and William Clark arrive in Kaskaskia with about twenty-four men. Here they recruited twelve more soldiers from the local fort, including Patrick Gass, and John Ordway. They obtained a second pirogue and hired French boatmen to help move theri boats up river. They also hired, an additional interpreter, Francois Labiche.

Erected in 2003 by the State of Illinois
Illinois Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Commission
County: Randolph

Historical Society: Illinois Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Commission

Dedication Date: 1/1/2003

Location: Kaskaskia Fort

Website: Not listed

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