Lewis and Clark Campsite: July 15, 1804
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 40° 23.698 W 095° 39.100
15T E 274950 N 4474972
Quick Description: Historical marker in the Brownville State Recreation Area in Brownville, Nebraska.
Location: Nebraska, United States
Date Posted: 12/7/2008 3:37:06 PM
Waymark Code: WM5AFM
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers
Views: 19

Long Description:
"The members of the Lewis and Clark Expedition camped a short distance south of here on the Nebraska side of the river, on July 15, 1804. They had covered nearly 10 miles that day, most traveling in a 55-foot keelboat, two pirogues, and dugout canoes. Clark and two men, however, walked along the river surveying the land. Clark noted in his journal that they had to cross three small streams, including the Little Nemaha River. He described it as "a Small river, about 100 yds. above the mouth it is 40 yards wide." He swam across, recording the extensive prairies between the hills marking the Missouri River floodplain. He noted the abundance of fruit: "I Saw Great quantities of Grapes, Plums, or 2 Kinds wild Cherries of 2 Kinds, Hazelnuts, and Goosberries."

Soon after embarking the next morning, the expedition's keelboat caught on a snag in the river. Despite the delay, the explorers traveled 20 miles on July 16." ~ text of marker
Marker Name: Lewis and Clark Campsite: July 15, 1804

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