The Journey Begins Here

The Journey Begins Here (HMX2)

Location: Hartford, IL 62048 Madison County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 48.309', W 90° 6.803'

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Meriwether Lewis and William Clark of the Corps of Discovery stayed at Camp River Dubois during the winter of 1803-1804, on their journey to find an all-water-route to the Pacific Ocean. For five months, the Corps stayed near the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers, training and preparing for the long journey ahead. On May 14, 1804 the expedition traveled up the Missouri River during their journey to the Pacific Ocean.This area has seen many changes since 1804. Imagine how it looked then the Corps of Discovery left on that rainy May afternoon.
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HM NumberHMX2
Series This marker is part of the Lewis & Clark Expedition series
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Year Placed2003
Placed ByIllinois Society Children of the American Revolution State President's Project
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 11:15am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 750664 N 4299113
Decimal Degrees38.80515000, -90.11338333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 48.309', W 90° 6.803'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 48' 18.54" N, 90° 6' 48.18" W
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Area Code(s)618
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1057 Lewis and Clark Trail, Hartford IL 62048, US
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