On the Trail of Discovery

On the Trail of Discovery (HMVRZ)

Location: Paducah, KY 42001 McCracken County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 5.335', W 88° 35.799'

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By George Lundeen

As Meriwether Lewis and William Clark wound their way westward, they encountered many indigenous people. The Native Americans portrayed here represent those who helped Lewis and Clark during their travels to the Pacific Ocean. The flag that the child is holding and the Thomas Jefferson medal were givens given to those original people of America.

Taking artistic license, George Lundeen added Sacagawea coins to the ears of the Native American and Paducah to the map held by William Clark.

It is interesting to note that in 1803, Meriwether Lewis paid $20.00 for his Newfoundland dog, Seaman, but in 1827, William Clark paid only a $5.00 transfer fee for the land wehere Paducah and McCracken County now stand.

Funding for On the Trail of Discovery was provided by Bill and Meredith Schroeder, founders of the Museum of the American Quilter's Society.
Series This marker is part of the Lewis & Clark Expedition series, and the Markers Attached to Sculpture series.
Placed ByBill and Meredith Schroeder
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 7:49pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 358096 N 4105928
Decimal Degrees37.08891667, -88.59665000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 5.335', W 88° 35.799'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 5' 20.10" N, 88° 35' 47.94" W
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Area Code(s)270
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 201-299 N 2nd St, Paducah KY 42001, US
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