History's Great Explorers

History's Great Explorers (HM1YK2)

Location: Clarksville, IN 47129 Clark County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 16.554', W 85° 45.784'

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History's Great Explorers
Lewis & Clark
Acclaimed National Heroes
The Eastern Legacy
October 14, 1803
Meriwether Lewis came from Washigton, D.C. and
met William Clark at the Falls of the Ohio
"When they shook hands, the Lewis and Clark Expedition began."
Undaunted Courage, Stephen E. Ambrose
Meriwether Lewis and William Clark while quartered at the George Rogers Clark Homesite overlooking the Falls of the Ohio, fulfilling a Presidential Order by Thomas Jefferson, recruited, enlisted, and trained the leadership of the military expedition to explore the American West.
October 26, 1803
The "Corps of Discovery" departed from Clarksville at the
Falls of the Ohio on their journey to the Pacific Ocean to
explore the American West.
November 5, 1806
Lewis and Clark returned to the
Falls of the Ohio.
October 26, 2003
Statue Dedicated during the National Lewis and Clark Bicentennial
In Memory of Stephen E. Ambrose
This boulder, the base, is Jeffersonville limestone from the Devonian Coral Period.
The geological age is 387,000,000 years old.
This same layer of rock is found in the Ohio River at the Falls of the Ohio State Park
HM NumberHM1YK2
Year Placed2003
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, May 29th, 2017 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 608193 N 4237150
Decimal Degrees38.27590000, -85.76306667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 16.554', W 85° 45.784'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 16' 33.24" N, 85° 45' 47.04" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)812
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 201 W Riverside Dr, Clarksville IN 47129, US
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