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Recently, “BruceS” came across a previously-undocumented Corps of Discovery II Lewis and Clark commemorative disk at Canoe Camp, Nez Perce National Historical Park, Ahaska, ID (about 33 miles east of Lewiston, ID). Being the responsible sort, he promptly waymarked the four-inch disk. This brings the number of waymarked Lewis and Clark commemoratives to 31. Rather than append this announcement to the earlier (long) thread on the subject Lewis and Clark - original topic, I thought I would provide a clean list of all the commemoratives that we know about.

 

I solicit everyone’s efforts to keep their eyes peeled for more Lewis and Clark commemoratives. People who are knowledgeable on the subject suggest that there may be “dozens” of commemoratives (set by local agencies for local celebrations) that are unknown to the NGS or to the Geocaching/Waymarking community of enthusiasts.

 

Here goes (in approximate order in which the disks were set or dedicated):

 

1. Monticello, Charlottesville, VA, 12-inch, no-PID, 01/14/2003 (National Signature Event = BICENTENNIAL INAUGURAL: JEFFERSON’S WEST).

Monticello

 

2. Harpers Ferry, WV, 12-inch, PID = DF4764, 04/12/2003.

Harpers Ferry

 

3. Waterfront Park, Louisville, KY, 12-inch, PID = DH2917, 10/18/2003 (FALLS OF THE OHIO).

Louisville

 

4. Falls of the Ohio State Park, Clarksville, IN, 4-inch, PID = DH2918, 10/25/2003 (FALLS OF THE OHIO).

Falls of the Ohio

 

5. George Rogers Clark Home Site, Clarksville, IN, 4-inch, PID = DH2913, 10/25/2003.

GR Clark Home Site

 

6. Locust Grove Historical Site, Louisville, KY, 4-inch, PID = DH2912, Oct, 2003.

Locust Grove

 

7. United State Mint, Philadelphia, PA, 12-inch, no-PID, 03/12/2004.

Philly Mint

 

8. Missouri History Museum, Forest Park, St. Louis, MO, 12-inch, PID = DG7734, 03/13/2004 (THREE FLAGS CEREMONY).

St Louis Forest Park

 

9. United State Mint, Denver, CO, 1-inch, no-PID, 03,15,2004.

Denver Mint

 

10. Lewis and Clark Historical Site, Hartford, IL, 12-inch, PID = DH5812, 05/16/2004 (EXPEDITION’S DEPARTURE: CAMP RIVER DUBOIS).

Camp River DuBois

 

11. Lewis and Clark Boat Museum, Frontier Park, St. Charles, MO, 12-inch, PID = DG7733, 05/22/2004 (PREPARATIONS COMPLETE: THE EXPDITION FACES WEST).

St Charles, MO

 

12. Rennick Riverfront Park, Washington, MO, 12-inch, PID = DG7732, 05/24/2004.

Washington, MO

 

13. Lewis and Clark Historical Park (Kaw Point), Kansas City, KS, 12-inch, no-PID, 06/26/2004 (HEART OF AMERICA: A JOURNEY FORTH).

Kaw Point, Kansas City

 

14. Independence Creek Encampment, Atchison, KS, 12-inch, no-PID, 07/04/2004 (HEART OF AMERICA: A JOURNEY FORTH).

Atchison, KS

 

15. Fort Atkinson State Historical Park, Fort Calhoun, NE, 12-inch, no-PID, 07/31/2004 (FIRST TRIBAL COUNCIL).

Ft Atkinson - large

 

16. Fort Atkinson State Historical Park, Fort Calhoun, NE, 4-inch, no-PID, July, 2004.

Ft Atkinson - small

 

17. Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, Chamberlain, SD, 12-inch, PID = DH4418, 09/24/2004 (OSCETI SAKOWIN EXPERIENCE: REMEMBERING AND EDUCATING).

Chamberlain, SD

 

18. Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park, Mandan, ND, 12-inch, PID = DH4425, 10/23/2004 (CIRCLE OF CULTURES, TIME OF RENEWAL AND EXCHANGE).

Mandan, ND

 

19. Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Center, Buford, ND, 4-inch, no-PID, Apr, 2004.

Confluence - ND

 

20. Culbertson History Museum, Culbertson, MT, 4-inch, no-PID, 2005.

Culbertson, MT

 

21. Milk River Observation Point, Fort Peck, MT, 4-inch, PID = DI0389, 05/08/2005.

Milk River, MT

 

22. Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, Giant Springs State Park, Great Falls, MT, 12-inch, PID = DI0232, 06/25/2005 (EXPLORE THE BIG SKY).

Great Falls, MT

 

23. Camp Fortunate, Clark Canyon Reservoir, MT, 4-inch, no-PID, 2005.

Camp Fortunate, MT

 

24. Lehmi Pass National Historical Landmark, Tendoy, ID, 6-inch, no-PID, 2005.

Lemhi Pass

 

25. Travelers’ Rest State Park, Lolo, MT, 6-inch, PID = DH9363, 2006 (this commemorative disk was set by CallawayMT).

Travelers' Rest

 

26. Netul Landing, Fort Clatsop National and State Historical Park, Astoria, OR, 12-inch, no-PID, 11/11/2005 (DESTINATION: THE PACIFIC).

Fort Clatsop

 

27. Lewis and Clark Information Center, Lewiston, ID, 12-inch, no-PID, 06/14/2006 (AMONG THE NIIMIIPUU (THE NEZ PERCE).

Lewiston, ID

 

28. Canoe Camp, Nez Perce National Historical Park, Ahaska, ID, 4-inch, no-PID, 2006 (?).

Canoe Camp, ID

 

29. Pompeys Pillar National Monument, Pompeys Pillar, MT, 12-inch, no-PID, 07/22/2006 (CLARK ON THE YELLOWSTONE).

Pompeys Pillar

 

30. Three Tribes Museum, Four Bears area (Lake Sacakwea), New Town, ND, 12-inch, no-PID, 08/17/2006 (REUNION AT THE HOME OF SAKAJAWEA).

New Town, ND

 

31. Jefferson National Expansion National Historical Site, St. Louis, MO, 12-inch, no-PID, 09/23/2006 (CONFLUENCE WITH DESTINY: THE RETURN OF LEWIS AND CLARK).

St Louis - The Captains' return

 

Thanks to Rogbarn, Geo*Trailblazer1, CallawayMT, BruceS, BuckBrooke, wister6813, StripeMark and others for help in getting to all these locations.

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Recently, “BruceS” came across a previously-undocumented Corps of Discovery II Lewis and Clark commemorative disk at Canoe Camp

 

Darn. I'm going to assume that Lewis and Clark did not go through Georgia. :)

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.... or California. ;)

 

One of these days, I'll find a way to get to some of those....

Edited by Klemmer & TeddyBearMama

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I think it's time for an update on this topic.

 

I found another Corps of Discovery II - Lewis and Clark commemorative four-inch disk in Huntington, West Virginia. I can not say when it was monumented, but I guess it was between 2003 and 2006. The station is not listed in the NGS database nor on NOAA's special website for Corps of Discovery II marks.

 

32. David Harris Riverfront Park, Huntington, WV, 4-inch, no-PID, ??/??/???? (overlooking the Ohio River + plaque).

Huntington, WV

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Is there a place to get a list of the Lewis & Clark disks that includes the coordinates? I could go to each page individually but thought I ask first.

:)

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31 MAY 1805 CAMP SITE, EAGLE CREEK, WILD & SCENIC MISSOURI RIVER MI 55.7 (downstream from Fort Benton)

 

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and 1.5 mi downstream from WHITE SS1483

kayakbird

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31 MAY 1805 CAMP SITE, EAGLE CREEK, WILD & SCENIC MISSOURI RIVER MI 55.7 (downstream from Fort Benton)

 

and 1.5 mi downstream from WHITE SS1483

kayakbird

 

This is a very interesting find. Do you have coordinates? Is it a survery mark or just a commenorative disk? Any other details?

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This is a very interesting find. Do you have coordinates? Is it a survery mark or just a commenorative disk? Any other details?

rogbarn & All,

 

The BLM's Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument Boaters Guide indicates that there is a brass marker plate at Lewis & Clark's upriver

campsites from 24 May through 31 May 1805. River miles downstream from Fort Benton are 55.7, 71.3, 76.8, 88.7,

103.3 (river right 1.5 mile downstream from the Stafford Ferry), 114.2, 133.1 and 145.5.

 

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SS1483

 

The six inch brass disk in a 9 in concrete post encased in a metal pipe which protrudes about 20 inches at Eagle Creek is at N47 59 01.5 W110 03 20.0.

I do not believe that any have PID's. I have gone past them all in the last year plus, but this is the only one I have looked for (camped at Eagle Creek three nights last week

then paddled back up to Coal Banks Landing).

 

Contact me off list if you would like particulars on floating the Wild & Scenic Missouri. MEL

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I offer my latest clean list of Lewis $ Clark, Corps of Discovery survey/commemorative disks. Many people have contributed to this effort, I am only the latest to try to compile and offer a good list to everyone else. As always, if you know of any errors in this list or of any disk that is not in the list, please post a message so everyone with an interest can stay up to date.

 

The disks are listed by longitude from east to west. Seven disks, mentioned by kayakbird but without coordinates, are listed last.

 

Format

Seq # - Designation (if PID) or Description - State/County

PID - Coordinates - Disk size

 

Disk size is taken from either the data sheet description or the post from seventhings at the top of this thread. The two sources disagree on two disks:

DF4764 - HARPERS FERRY DISCOVERY II - 10 or 12 inches

DH2918 - CORPS OF DISCOVERY CLARKSVILLE - 12 or 4 inches

 

I have an Excel spreadsheet of the entire list and a text file of all datasheets for those that are in the NGS database. If anyone wants these, please contact me off list.

 

1. United State Mint-Philadelphia - PA/Philadelphia

no-PID - N39 57 10.38 W75 08 53.58 - 12-inch

 

2. HARPERS FERRY DISCOVERY II - WV/JEFFERSON

DF4764 - N39 19 22.889 W77 43 42.93464 - 10-inch

 

3. Monticello - VA/Charlottesville

no-PID - N38 00 35.58 W78 27 12.9 - 12-inch

 

4. David Harris Riverfront Park - WV/Huntington

no-PID - N38 25 27.84 W82 26 34.92 - 4-inch

 

5. BIG BONE LICK CORPS OF DISCOVERY - KY/BOONE

DH2915 - N38 53 20.03902 W84 44 50.57757 - 4-inch

 

6. WARSAW CORPS OF DISCOVERY - KY/GALLATIN

DH2914 - N38 47 04.55717 W84 54 16.59656 - 4-inch

 

7. LOCUST GROVE CORPS OF DISCOVERY - KY/JEFFERSON

DH2912 - N38 17 15.3651 W85 39 46.50761 - 4-inch

 

8. CORPS OF DISCOVERY LOUISVILLE - KY/JEFFERSON

DH2917 - N38 15 37.38862 W85 44 56.01827 - 12-inch

 

9. CORPS OF DISCOVERY CLARKSVILLE - IN/CLARK

DH2918 - N38 16 33.70985 W85 45 47.04358 - 12-inch

 

10. CABIN CORPS OF DISCOVERY - IN/CLARK

DH2913 - N38 17 14.6252 W85 46 36.71077 - 4-inch

 

11. HENDERSON CORPS OF DISCOVERY - KY/HENDERSON

DH2911 - N37 50 29.8981 W87 35 35.83104 - 4-inch

 

12. PADUCAH CORPS OF DISCOVERY - KY/MCCRACKEN

DH2916 - N37 05 22.73468 W88 35 42.42888 - 4-inch

 

13. CORPS OF DISCOVERY - IL/MADISON

DH5812 - N38 48 06.70782 W90 06 10.9601 - 12-inch

 

14. Jefferson National Expansion National Historical Site-The Captains' return – MO/C of St Louis

no-PID - N38 37 44.4 W90 10 54.66 - 12-inch

 

15. LCM1 - MO/C OF ST LOUIS

DG7734 - N38 38 44.55447 W90 17 08.02125 - 12-inch

 

16. LCM2 - MO/ST CHARLES

DG7733 - N38 46 23.96532 W90 28 55.52388 - 12-inch

 

17. LCM3 - MO/FRANKLIN

DG7732 - N38 33 39.47796 W91 00 36.81984 - 12-inch

 

18. Lewis and Clark Historical Park-Kaw Point - KS/Kansas City

no-PID - N39 06 59.82 W94 36 38.64 - 12-inch

 

19. Independence Creek Encampment - KS/Atchison

no-PID - N39 37 14.52 W95 05 37.5 - 12-inch

 

20. Fort Atkinson State Historical Park-small - NE/Fort Calhoun

no-PID - N41 27 16.08 W96 00 47.76 - 4-inch

 

21. Fort Atkinson State Historical Park-large - NE/Fort Calhoun

no-PID - N41 27 20.16 W96 0 55.92 - 12-inch

 

22. CHAMBERLAIN DISCOVERY II - SD/BRULE

DH4418 - N43 47 13.66623 W99 20 18.16055 - 12-inch

 

23. FORT YATES DISCOVERY II - ND/SIOUX

DH4424 - N46 05 21.3577 W100 38 02.59493 - 4-inch

 

24. FORT LINCOLN DISCOVERY II - ND/MORTON

DH4425 - N46 45 54.56324 W100 50 47.00661 - 12-inch

 

25. HAZEN DISCOVERY II - ND/MERCER

DH4426 - N47 17 37.28454 W101 38 33.67575 - 12-inch

 

26. COTEAU DISCOVERY II - ND/MERCER

DH4422 - N47 26 38.87916 W101 51 53.93208 - 12-inch

 

27. NEW TOWN DISCOVERY II - ND/MCKENZIE

DJ5120 - N47 58 49.21669 W102 34 34.23931 - 12-inch

 

28. BIRNT HILLS DISCOVERY II - ND/MCKENZIE

DH4420 - N48 07 09.08839 W103 04 05.08006 - 10-inch

 

29. CONFLUENCE DISCOVERY II - ND/WILLIAMS

DJ5118 - N47 59 06.99069 W103 59 14.17512 - 4-inch

 

30. CULBERTSON DISCOVERY II - MT/ROOSEVELT

DJ5119 - N48 08 57.18234 W104 29 53.24964 - 4-inch

 

31. United State Mint-Denver - CO/Denver

no-PID - N39 44 23.88 W104 59 31.02 - 1-inch

 

32. CORPS II MILK RIVER - MT/MCCONE

DI0389 - N48 01 44.31801 W106 19 09.96117 - 4-inch

 

33. Pompeys Pillar National Monument - MT/Yellowstone

no-PID - N45 59 39.42 W108 00 04.8 - 12-inch

 

34. Eagle Creek Camp Site - MT/Chouteau

no-PID - N47 59 01.5 W110 03 20.0 - 6-inch

 

35. CORPS II PORTAGE - MT/CASCADE

DI0233 - N47 29 42.53968 W111 13 54.76206 - 4-inch

 

36. CORPS II GIANT SPRINGS - MT/CASCADE

DI0232 - N47 31 47.99725 W111 14 07.25802 - 12-inch

 

37. Camp Fortunate - MT/Clark Canyon Reservoir

no-PID - N44 59 27.18 W112 52 13.2 - 4-inch

 

38. CORPS II LEMHI PASS - ID/LEMHI

DI1654 - N44 58 52.26526 W113 26 46.85355 - 6-inch

 

39. CORPS II TRAVELERS REST - MT/MISSOULA

DH9363 - N46 45 10.02406 W114 05 18.63118 - 6-inch

 

40. CORPS II WEIPPE PRAIRIE - ID/CLEARWATER

DJ9398 - N46 21 00.08848 W115 55 30.26534 - 4-inch

 

41. CORPS II WEIPPE DISCOVERY - ID/CLEARWATER

DJ9397 - N46 22 31.15497 W115 56 32.7773 - 4-inch

 

42. CORPS II KAMIAH - ID/LEWIS

DJ9392 - N46 13 45.75963 W116 01 03.61839 - 4-inch

 

43. CORPS II TUNNEL POND - ID/CLEARWATER

DJ9396 - N46 28 06.69144 W116 14 43.60769 - 4-inch

 

44. CORPS II CANOE CAMP - ID/CLEARWATER

DJ9391 - N46 30 04.33944 W116 19 49.7516 - 4-inch

 

45. CORPS II PECK - ID/NEZ PERCE

DJ9394 - N46 28 30.29755 W116 25 20.43465 - 4-inch

 

46. CORPS II LENORE - ID/NEZ PERCE

DJ9393 - N46 30 26.76148 W116 33 01.81974 - 4-inch

 

47. CORPS II TSCEMINICUM - ID/NEZ PERCE

DJ9395 - N46 25 28.41899 W117 02 01.64102 - 12-inch

 

48. Fort Clatsop National and State Historical Park-Netul Landing - OR/Astoria

no-PID - N46 07 18.0 W123 52 35.46 - 12-inch

 

49. camp site 71.3 miles downstream from Fort Benton - MT/

 

50. camp site 76.8 miles downstream from Fort Benton - MT/

 

51. camp site 88.7 miles downstream from Fort Benton - MT/

 

52. camp site 103.3 miles downstream from Fort Benton (river right 1.5 mile downstream from the Stafford Ferry) - MT/

 

53. camp site 114.2 miles downstream from Fort Benton - MT/

 

54. camp site 133.1 miles downstream from Fort Benton - MT/

 

55. camp site 145.5 miles downstream from Fort Benton - MT/

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The first problem has come up already. Many of the counties for non-PID disks are not the county at all but the closest town, city or other feature. Corrections are as follows:

 

3. Monticello - VA/Albemarle

4. David Harris Riverfront Park - WV/Cabell

18. Lewis and Clark Historical Park-Kaw Point - KS/Wyandotte

20. Fort Atkinson State Historical Park-small - NE/Washington

21. Fort Atkinson State Historical Park-large - NE/Washington

33. Pompeys Pillar National Monument - MT/Yellowstone

37. Camp Fortunate - MT/Beaverhead

48. Fort Clatsop National and State Historical Park-Netul Landing - OR/Clatsop

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I can confirm CORPS OF DISCOVERY CLARKSVILLE is a 12" disk. (photo of the disk from the datasheet)

 

I was in Sioux City, Iowa a couple of weeks ago. There is a 12" disk at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center. The disk is in the lawn to the north of the sculpture of Lewis, Clark and their dog, Seaman. I didn't bother to get the coordinates, but N42 29.450 W96 24.933 should get you in the right area.

 

The docent at the center was surprised I asked about the disk, but he knew what I was asking about and where it was located.

Edited by wister6813

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