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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1EE8_portus-novae-albionus_Inverness-CA.html
Two plaques on the same monument make up this marker. This cove is believed by many scholars to be the site of Sir Francis Drake's California Harbor, where he careened the Golden Hinde to repair a leak received at sea and replenished his ship f…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM15WF_the-lewis-and-clark-expedition-across-missouri_Marthasville-MO.html
"Camped at the mouth of a Creek called river a Chauritte, above a Small french Village of 7 houses and as many families... The people at this Village is pore, houses Small, they Sent us milk & eggs to eat."William Clark, May 25, 1804 On May 25,…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1GG8_the-lewis-and-clark-expedition_Missouri-Valley-IA.html
In 1804-06, Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark led about 40 soldiers and boatmen on an epic journey. President Thomas Jefferson commissioned this "Corps of Discovery" to find a route to the Pacific Ocean through the newly acquir…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMEB6_overland-trails_Gardner-KS.html
Here US-56 lies directly on the route of the Oregon-California and Santa Fe trails. Nearby, the trails branched. On a rough sign pointing northwest were the words, "Road to Oregon." Another marker directed travelers southwest along the road to San…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM18LC_zenas-leonard_Clearfield-PA.html
Clearfield native and fur trader, Leonard was second in command of the Joseph Reddeford Walker Expedition from 1831-1834 to find a route to the Pacific Ocean through the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Leonard served as the expedition''s clerk and chroni…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1AIP_boones-cave_Harrodsburg-KY.html
Only cave in Kentucky historically verified as used by Daniel Boone. He spent rest of winter in cave alone after companion, John Stuart, was killed in January, 1770, the first recorded white man killed by Indians in Ky. Boone joined in summer by b…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM10I1_the-lewis-and-clark-expedition_Kansas-City-KS.html
In 1804-06, Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark led about 40 soldiers and boatmen on an epic journey. President Thomas Jefferson commissioned this "Corps of Discovery" to find a route to the Pacific Ocean through the newly acquired Louisia…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM145I_seneca-crossing_Warren-PA.html
Native Americans, French explorers, and Revolutionary War soldiers all used this 8-mile cross-country portage to access the upper reaches of the Allegheny River from Conewango Creek. This historic trail provided travelers with a preferable alterna…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMXZQ_yuha-well_Ocotillo-CA.html
Used by the Kamias Indians who showed it to Anza's scouts on March 8, 1774. The second Anza Expedition passed here on December 11, 1775. Later an important water source on the trail from Yuma to San Diego.
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMNWY_cumberland-gap_Ewing-VA.html
This pass was long the gateway to the west. On April 13, 1750, Dr. Thomas Walker reached the gap, which he named for the Duke of Cumberland, son of George II. A few years later Daniel Boone and numberless pioneers passed through it on the way to K…
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