Sojourn at Camp Pleasant Historical

Sojourn at Camp Pleasant Historical (HM1UQM)

Location: Chamberlain, SD 57325 Brule County
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Country: United States of America
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N 43° 47.181', W 99° 20.333'

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Lewis & Clark Expedition

When 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.

What's for supper?

After a long day of fighting the current and maneuvering around sandbars, expedition members worked up an appetite. In fact, each man ate about nine pounds of meat - usually elk or deer - per day. Fish provided another source of food. The men also ate grapes, plumbs and other wild fruits they were able to gather on shore.
Series This marker is part of the Lewis & Clark Expedition series
Placed ByNational Park Service South Dakota Arts Council South Dakota Department of Tourism South Dakota Department of Transportation
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Date Added Thursday, September 29th, 2016 at 9:02am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14T E 472733 N 4848199
Decimal Degrees43.78635000, -99.33888333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 47.181', W 99° 20.333'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 47' 10.86" N, 99° 20' 19.98" W
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Area Code(s)605
Closest Postal AddressAt or near I-90, Chamberlain SD 57325, US
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