Lewis and Clark Campsite

Lewis and Clark Campsite (HM4X8)

Location: Fort Calhoun, NE 68023 Washington County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 27.311', W 96° 0.946'

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July 30 - August 2, 1804

On July 30 the explorers arrived at the bluff where Fort Atkinson would be built less than two decades later. Clark wrote, "The Situation of this place which we Call Council Bluff which is handsom ellevated a Spot well Calculated... for a fort to Command the Countrey and river the low bottom above high water & well Situated under the Command of the Hill for Houses to trade with the Natives." Four days later the Oto Indians, who lived in a village along the Platte River, came to the Lewis and Clark camp for a council. Captain Clark "mad up a Small preasent for those people in perpotion to their Consiqunce also a package with a meadile to accompany a Speech for the Grand Chief after Brackfast we collected those Indians under an orning of our Main Sail... Delivered a long Speech to them expressive of our journey and the wirkes of our Government, Some advice to them and Directions how They were to Conduct themselves."
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HM NumberHM4X8
Series This marker is part of the Lewis & Clark Expedition series, and the Nebraska: Nebraska State Historical Society series.
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Marker Number341
Placed ByNebraska State Historical Society, National Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 5:04pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14T E 749258 N 4593588
Decimal Degrees41.45518333, -96.01576667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 27.311', W 96° 0.946'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 27' 18.66" N, 96° 0' 56.76" W
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Area Code(s)402
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101-139 S 7th St, Fort Calhoun NE 68023, US
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