"walked on Shore above this Creek" - Atchison, Ks.
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N 39° 33.705 W 095° 06.831
15S E 318406 N 4381251
This marker is one of four in a granite pavilion in the Veterans Memorial Park - Commercial Street and River Road in Atchison, Ks.
Waymark Code: WMTCTM
Location: Kansas, United States
Date Posted: 11/03/2016
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This marker is one of four in a granite pavilion in the Veterans Memorial Park. The pavilion is north of the veterans memorials and the pavilion overlooks the Missouri River. The text of the marker reads:

"...Capt. Lewis walked on Shore above this Creek and discovered a high moun from the top of which he had an extensive view, 3 paths Concentering at the moun..."
William Clark
July 4, 1804

The U.S. Army expedition led by Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark paused here on July 4, 1804. It is possible that the mound that Clark described is the bluff that rises above this site.

In his journal, Captain Clark enumerated the members of the expedition, concluding with:
"1 Corpl & 4 Privates in a Perogue to be sent back from Plate river
Mr. Dueron [Dorion] inteptr for the Sues
Capt. Lewis my Self & York
in all 46 men July 4
4 horses & a Dog"

[Caption accompanying the dog illustration reads] Lewis' Newfoundland dog Seaman accompanied the expedition. Seaman was a strong swimmer, exceptional hunter, and stalwart guard. His contributions made him a valued member of the party. Most expedition members came to refer to Seaman as "our dog."

[Caption accompanying the map reads] Lewis and Clark bestowed names to landmarks across the West. In what is now Atchison County, they named two local streams. One, Independence Creek, remains on maps even today. The other, 4th of July 1804 Creek, was renamed White Clay Creek after Atchison was settled in 1854. The map pictured above is from 1843.

(picture of Seaman the dog)
(background picture of two expedition members with muskets walking along the riverbank)
(small Lewis and Clark Expedition map from 1843)
(larger current map showing current location)

Kansas Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Commission
National Park Service
Marker Name: "walked on Shore above this Creek"

Marker Type: Other (Please identify in marker text)

Marker text:
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Marker Location: Atchison

Year Marker Placed: 01/01/2004

Name of agency setting marker: Other (Please identify in marker text)

Official Marker Number: Not listed

Marker Web Address: Not listed

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