Lewis & Clark ExpeditionWhen the Corps of Discovery reached present-day Chamberlain on September 16, 1804, they were ready for a break. Since May, one member of the expedition, Sergeant Charles Floyd, had died, possibly of appendicitis. Another, Private George Shannon, had nearly starved to death after being lost for more than two weeks. The expedition had had its first meeting with Yankton Sioux. They'd also had the privilege of seeing things few U.S. citizens had ever seen: huge herds of buffalo, swift pronghorn, sprawling prairies and river bluffs that appeared to be on fire. The party set up camp at a site they called Camp Pleasant and rested.
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|Series||This marker is part of the Lewis & Clark Expedition series|
|Placed By||National Park Service South Dakota Arts Council South Dakota Department of Tourism South Dakota Department of Transportation|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, September 29th, 2016 at 9:02am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||14T E 472733 N 4848199|
|Decimal Degrees||43.78635000, -99.33888333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 43° 47.181', W 99° 20.333'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||43° 47' 10.86" N, 99° 20' 19.98" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near I-90, Chamberlain SD 57325, US|
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