Albert Gallatin letter to Thomas Jefferson, April 13, 1803In 1803 the Missouri River carried the hopes of the young United States in its dark and unpredictable waters. President Thomas Jefferson sought a "direct & practicable water communication across the continent, for the purposes of commerce." The Missouri River would be a corridor to increased American trade and wealth.
|Series||This marker is part of the Lewis & Clark Expedition series|
|Placed By||National Park Service|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 4:24pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15T E 255083 N 4572304|
|Decimal Degrees||41.26505000, -95.92373333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 41° 15.903', W 95° 55.424'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||41° 15' 54.18" N, 95° 55' 25.44" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 705 Riverfront Dr, Omaha NE 68102, US|
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