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I have tried to keep an informal list of the Lewis & Clark markers with some details about them. Now that several NGS people are actively reading these forums, I wonder if anyone can provide more detail? I should point out that although I list lat/long, in some cases it is _very_ approximate. Thanks for any help anyone can provide.

 

Lewis and Clark Discovery II survey markers

 

Seq # Event Name Location State Dedication date Latitude Longitude PID and/or nearby PID Designation

 

1 BICENTENNIAL INAUGURAL: JEFFERSON'S WEST Monticello, Charlottesville VA 1/14/2003 38.0099 -78.4536 near HW0496

 

2 Harper's Ferry WV 4/12/2003 39.3231 -77.7286 DF4764, near JC3935 HARPERS FERRY DISCOVERY II

 

3 FALLS OF THE OHIO Falls of the Ohio, Louisville KY 10/18/2003

 

4 FALLS OF THE OHIO Falls of the Ohio, Clarksville IN 10/25/2003

 

5 Western Governors Association Meeting, Washington DC 2/22/2004

 

6 The United States Mint, Philadelphia PA 3/12/2004 39.9529 -75.1482

 

7 THREE FLAGS CEREMONY St. Louis MO 3/13/2004 38.6457 -90.2856

 

8 The United States Mint, Denver CO 3/15/2004

 

9 EXPEDITION'S DEPARTURE: CAMP RIVER DUBOIS Camp River Dubois, Wood River IL 5/16/2004 38.8019 -90.1031

 

10 ST. CHARLES - PREPARATIONS COMPLETE, THE EXPEDITION FACES WEST St. Charles MO 5/22/2004 38.7733 -90.4821

 

11 Washington MO 5/24/2004 38.5610 -91.0102

 

12 Jefferson City MO

 

13 Kaw Point KS 6/26/2004

 

14 Kansas City MO

 

15 HEART OF AMERICA: A JOURNEY FOURTH Atchinson, KS KS 7/4/2004 39.6207 -95.0942

 

16 FIRST TRIBAL COUNCIL Omaha, NE NE 7/31/2004 41.4556 -96.0155

 

17 OCETI SAKOWIN EXPERIENCE: REMEMBERING AND EDUCATING Chamberlain, SD SD 9/24/2004

 

18 CIRCLE OF CULTURES, TIME OF RENEWAL AND EXCHANGE Bismark, ND ND 10/23/2004 46.764 100.849

 

19 EXPLORE THE BIG SKY Fort Benton & Great Falls MT 7/4/2005

 

20 DESTINATION: THE PACIFIC Long Beach, Washington to Cannon Beach, Oregon WA/OR 11/15/2005

 

21 AMONG THE NIIMIIPUU (THE NEZ PERCE) Lewiston and Lapwai ID 4/17/2006

 

22 CLARK ON THE YELLOWSTONE Billings MT 7/25/2006

 

23 REUNION AT THE HOME OF SAKAJAWEA New Town ND 8/20/2006

 

24 CONFLUENCE WITH DESTINY: THE RETURN OF LEWIS AND CLARK The Greater St. Louis Metropolitan Area MO 9/24/2006

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I dont think that there are that many. I am pretty sure that the NGS commemorative marks are only getting set at a few of these events.

 

NGS has a specific Lewis and Clark webpage.

http://www.ngs.noaa.gov/LewisAndClark/

 

I am pretty sure we are only setting marks at the "signature events". Let me check with the Mayor. He runs the L&C program.

 

-Casey-

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Rogbarn -

 

I have recovered Lewis and Clark commemoratives 1 - 4 and 6 - 11 that you listed (that is, I have not recovered the "Western Governor's Association Meeting" disk.) There is another L&C disk that you did not list - it is a small (four-inch) L&C commemorative at the George Rogers Clark Homesite at approx. N38-17.245 W085-46.614. See HZ1633 for a photo.

 

Here are additional handheld coordinates:

Louisville, KY N38-15.623 W085-44.935 (Waterfront Park)

Clarksville, IN N38-16.563 W085-45.785 (Falls of the Ohio State Park)

Denver Mint, CO N39-44.400 W104-59.515

 

Also, I think numbers 13 and 14 on your list are the same one.

Also, CallawayMT has set a small L&C at/near Lolo, MT - it would fall between 19 and 20 on your list. I think it is to be dedicated next Sept.

I can't find any info on the Jefferson City, MO, disk.

 

I have detailed info in a Word file that I can send you, if you would like.

 

Will

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Here is an excerpt from NGS's instructions for setting of the L&C II monuments:

Given the unique nature of this project, NGS will provide the special 12” brass commemorative mark for each of the 15 designated Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Signature Event sites and a 4” bronze commemorative survey mark for other Lewis and Clark historical sites. Other size Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery II official logo commemorative disks, such as 6”, 8”, 10” or 12” disks and the 3.5” paperweight, can be purchased through Berntsen International www.berntsen.com (1-800-356-7388) at the discretion of the setting Association/Society. The costs of the survey marks, other than the 4” or 12” survey markers supplied by NGS, will be the responsibility of the State Survey Association/Society.

 

Seventhings is correct, that we have recently set a 6" disk near Lolo, Montana at Travelers Rest State Park. The weather changed before we were able to run the GPS observations on our disk. I don't even have handheld coords for the disk at this point, but we hope to blue book the monument in the spring and dedicate it sometime this summer.

 

I know that a 4" disk was placed, observed and dedicated in Culbertson, Montana. They are also looking at placing another 4" disk at a location in North Dakota which was near the first encounter with a Grizzly Bear.

 

The signature disk for Great Falls/Ft. Benton has been monumented in Great Falls near Giant Hot Springs. That chapter of surveyors did a very nice job in the placement of the monument in a half ton boulder.

 

So as you can see there will only be 15 on the signature 12" disks placed around the country, but as many additional smaller disks as there are organizations willing to take the time and money to set them.

 

You guys have a lot of traveling to do to get to all of the disks. I visited the Monticello monument shortly after it was monumented in early 2003, at that time Dave Doyle had recently helped out with the placement and observation of that monument. Even with Dave working on that monument, it has been two years since they placed it and it still has not been included in the NGS data base. Dave if you read this, when are you going to get that one in?

 

This should be an exciting year following the expedition across the west.

 

CallawayMT

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Finding (or, searching for) PIDs for set Lewis and Clark disks:

 

Knowing the approximate location (using handheld coordinates or any description provided like "at Waterfront Park in Louisville" from the NGS L&C site), I run a radial search on the NGS site and look for any distinctive PIDs on the resulting list. If I don't have the coordinates, I find the approximate location using MapSource software (add-on for Garmins) and get the lat/long (MapSource gives you the coordinates of your cursor position) for the radial search.

 

Will

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PIDs for Lewis and Clark commemoratives are, as far as I know, as follows:

 

Harpers Ferry - DF4764

Forest Park, St Louis, MO - DG7734

St Charles, MO - DG7733

Washington, MO - DG7732

 

Will

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I just looked up the datasheets for the L&C markers in Missouri. I caught a county error on the one in St. Louis. It is listed in Cole County instead of City of St. Louis. If you look in the county file provided under "Get Misc Files" section of the yearly archives, Cole County is mo051.dat and the City of St Louis is mo510.dat. It looks like a typo during data entry. The problem with these county errors is that they do not appear in the correct county file which is a common way of downloading datasheets. I'll email Cheryl. I wonder if she feels her ears burning from all this mention of her name recently.

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So as you can see there will only be 15 on the signature 12" disks placed around the country

CallawayMT - thanks for the additional info. Maybe someday, I'll get to visit them all! You mention 15 signature disks. At the NGS website about the events here, there are 15 events listed, but there were two disks placed at the Falls of the Ohio, one in Louisville, KY and one in Clarksville, IN. This makes 16 all together. Or am I missing something?

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You are quite right Rogbarn, I was just repeating what NGS was stating. Maybe they are using the same monument in St. Louis on the return trip.

 

CallawayMT

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I thought the last one was at the Arch.

Getting closer rog.

I can feel the excitement rising already.........

 

Thanks seventhings,

I am amazed at the coordinates,3 of them,St. Louis,St. Charles and Washington Mo. were within 10' of my handhelds readings.

2'-8' on the altitudes.

They were low and to the left.

So as taught aim high and to the right.

 

I also have used this tactic in competition,it works well with Garmin.

 

The one at Independence,or 4th of July Creek,Nebraska is the last one I got.

39* 37.24201

95* 05.65232

788'

 

I am going for some of the others to the west this summer and try to catch them before return.

I did not find it yet but there is suppose to be one next to the Flagpole at the Park Downtown Kansas City.

 

It's a goal and I don't know how far I will get on the journey but if I can get from Nebraska to Idaho I have been to the Oregon Coast at the Tree they Carved on.

 

20+ years ago it was still there with a plaque,I want to go back and see if it is still there.

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Any updates on the missing one's coordinates yet?

 

We are heading north soon and want to try and get what we can.

 

Thanks in advance.

Geo,

 

I went to this 4" monument a couple weeks ago:

 

LC CORPS II LOCUST GROVE

N38 17 15 W85 39 46

 

This mark is located at Locust Grove, a historic site in Louisville, KY. This is the cabin site where Clark's sister lived and George Rogers Clark lived until his death. It is also near Zachary Taylor's home and burial site.

 

Another 4" Monument is located at:

 

LC CORPS II Culbertson

N48 08 57.18 W104 29 53.25

 

This mark is located in Culbertson, MT and was dedicated last fall.

 

The 12" Centennial site at Great Falls, MT will be dedicated on June 25th at 10:00 in the morning. I gave a description of that one earlier.

 

I will be doing the GPS observation on Travelers Rest, MT; a 6" monument this weekend. 9 hours on Saturday and 4.5 hours on Sunday. We have not picked a date for our dedication as of this time.

 

Happy hunting,

CallawayMT

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I went to this 4" monument a couple weeks ago:

 

LC CORPS II LOCUST GROVE

N38 17 15 W85 39 46

 

This mark is located at Locust Grove, a historic site in Louisville, KY. This is the cabin site where Clark's sister lived and George Rogers Clark lived until his death. It is also near Zachary Taylor's home and burial site.

CallawayMT, thanks for the additional info.

 

seventhings wrote:

There is another L&C disk that you did not list - it is a small (four-inch) L&C commemorative at the George Rogers Clark Homesite at approx. N38-17.245 W085-46.614.  See HZ1633 for a photo.

 

Is the Locust Grove marker the same one that seventhings mentioned on page 1 on this thread (and quoted above)? The coords, especially longitude, are off a bit but it sounds like it might be the same.

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I went to this 4" monument a couple weeks ago:

 

LC CORPS II LOCUST GROVE

N38 17 15      W85 39 46

 

This mark is located at Locust Grove, a historic site in Louisville, KY.  This is the cabin site where Clark's sister lived and George Rogers Clark lived until his death.  It is also near Zachary Taylor's home and burial site.

CallawayMT, thanks for the additional info.

 

seventhings wrote:

There is another L&C disk that you did not list - it is a small (four-inch) L&C commemorative at the George Rogers Clark Homesite at approx. N38-17.245 W085-46.614.  See HZ1633 for a photo.

 

Is the Locust Grove marker the same one that seventhings mentioned on page 1 on this thread (and quoted above)? The coords, especially longitude, are off a bit but it sounds like it might be the same.

rogbarn,

 

No, Seven's 4" disk is on the Indiana side of the Ohio. I actually went to all four of the L&C disks in the Louisville-Clarksville area. There are two - twelve inch marks and two - four inch marks.

 

There was quite a bit of history in that area, I really enjoyed going through there and seeing everything.

 

I had seen an article about the monument at Locust Grove and then told seventhings about it, he asked me to stop and see it for him; so I added it to my list of marks for that day.

 

I have a large list of items to get listed, but have not had the time since my return from the midwest; and next week I am heading down to Utah and Colorado for 10 days. So I guess my list will be growing.

 

CallawayMT

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GEO*T, et.al.

 

I think another commemorative disk has been/is about to be set at the Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Center, near historic Fort Buford, ND, about 20 miles southwest of Williston, ND, 20 miles southeast of Culbertson, MT, and at (way approx.) N47-59.126 W103-59.415.

 

Will

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GEO*T, et.al.

 

I think another commemorative disk has been/is about to be set at the Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Center, near historic Fort Buford, ND, about 20 miles southwest of Williston, ND, 20 miles southeast of Culbertson, MT, and at (way approx.) N47-59.126 W103-59.415.

 

Will

Will,

 

You obviously got those coords without me, that disk is getting dedicated this weekend and I did not have the info yet.

 

Here is the information for Travelers Rest, I will be sitting on it for two 4.5 hour sessions tomorrow.

 

Travelers’ Rest State Park, Lolo, Montana

Date scheduled: Summer, 2005

PID = Yet to come

Designation = REST

Published coordinates (NAD83): (NOTE: These coordinates are based upon an RTK tie to Missoula CORS station MSOL, they will be updated by 3-5.5 hour static observations, however they should be within a couple centimeters of the final published coordinates.)

Lat = 46°45'10.02464"N

Long = 114°05'18.63155"W

Elev = 3193.35’ (NAVD88)

Handheld coordinates:

Lat = N46°45'10"N

Long = 114°05'18"W

Description: The station is located in Travelers’ Rest State Park, Lolo, Missoula County, Montana. The six-inch commemorative disk is located on a grass island surrounded by parking and an entry access road. The parking area is located on the North side of and approximately 500’ from Lolo Creek; the park facilities are located on the South side of Lolo Creek. There will soon be a bridge and trail constructed which will connect the parking area with the facilities across the creek. The disk is flush with and inside a 1’ diameter concrete cylinder, which is raised approximately 0.1’ above the surrounding soil surface. It is located 2.9’ south of the back of sidewalk, 22.3’ southeast of the centerline of the concrete path between 2 handicap parking signs and 9’ southeast of the most easterly handicap parking sign.

 

To reach: From the Missoula County Courthouse; travel southeast on Broadway Ave. for one block, take a right onto Higgins Ave. travel south for 0.5 miles, take a right onto Brooks St. (U.S. Hwy 93); continue on U.S. Hwy 93 (Brooks St.) for approximately 10.5 miles to Lolo, MT continue south through town to the junction with U.S. Hwy 12, take a right on U.S. Hwy 12, travel west 0.35 miles to the entrance of Travelers Rest State Park. There are no informational signs at this time, as the park has not officially opened on the north side of Lolo Creek at this time. The entrance is approximately 250’ west of Guy’s Lolo Creek Steakhouse and directly across from the Holt Heritage Museum and has a green steel double gate at the entrance. From this point travel south on the access road for approximately 1400’ and then turn left into a parking area with a landscaped island with handicap parking on the north side of the island. The monument is located on this island in front of the handicap parking.

 

Comments: “Travelers’ Rest State Park marks the location of a centuries-old Native American campsite which Lewis and Clark's used in 1805 and 1806. They called the nearby creek "Travellers Rest." In Summer 2002, archeologists found evidence of the Corps of Discovery's latrine and central fire, positioning the Park as one of the the few sites in the nation with physical confirmation of the group's visit--a truly unique designation.” Taken from http://www.travelersrest.org/ . Accessible benchmarks in the area are: RY0734, RY0089, RY0732 and RY0048; the preceding survey marks are located within one mile of the Travelers’ Rest.

 

CallawayMT

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Callaway, Geo*T, et. al.

 

Right - I pulled those those coords for the Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence mark off the approx location of the interpretive center in MapSource.

 

W

 

p.s. - Earlier, you (Callaway) mentioned that a mark was to be set at/near the location where L&C first encountered a Grizzly (in ND). Do you have any info on that one? A contact, maybe?

 

W

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Thanks All,

I got the lists going.

We are headed as far as Yellowstone.

I seen were a few BM'ers have been but not too many yet.

 

Looks like a great little run for this year.

We will have to get the last 1/4 next year.

 

With this trip we will have completed 3/4 of the trail.

And a very Historic and Memorable 2 years.

 

HAPPY..............................................GEOTRAILS

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I've taken the liberty of copying the list that Rogbarn provided to start this thread, and ADDED info that I have accumulated in the past few weeks. Many thanks to CallawayMT, Rogbarn, Geo*Trailblazer1 and others for running down and forwarding the data. Corrections and additions are welcome.

 

1 BICENTENNIAL INAUGURAL: JEFFERSON'S WEST, Monticello, Charlottesville, VA, 1/14/2003 38.0099 -78.4536 near HW0496. [ADDED: 12” L&C disk, handheld coords N38-00.593 W078-28.317, photo and to-reach at HW0496]

 

2 Harper's Ferry, WV, 4/12/2003 39.3231 -77.7286 PID=DF4764, near JC3935 HARPERS FERRY DISCOVERY II [ADDED: 12” (10”?) L&C disk at published coords N39-19-22.88900 W077-43-42.93462, see the NGS datasheet, photos and to-reach at JV3935]

 

3 FALLS OF THE OHIO Falls of the Ohio, Louisville KY 10/18/2003. [ADDED: 12” L&C disk set at Waterfront Park, handheld coords N38-15.623 W085-44.935, photo and to-reach at HZ1465]

 

[ADDED: 4” L&C disk set at Locust Grove National Historical Landmark (St. Matthews/Louisville, KY), handheld coords N38-17.250 W085-39.767, more details to follow.]

 

4 FALLS OF THE OHIO Falls of the Ohio, Clarksville IN 10/25/2003 [ADDED: 12” L&C disk set near the Interpretive Center at Falls of the Ohio State Park, handheld coords N38-16.563 N085-45.785, photo and to-reach at HZ1633]

 

[ADDED: 4” L&C disk set at the George Rogers Clark Homesite near Falls of the Ohio State Park, handheld coords N38-17.245 W085-46.614, photo and to-reach at HZ1633, as above.]

 

5 Western Governors Association Meeting, Washington DC 2/22/2004 [ADDED: a commemorative disk was not set at this location/event, per NGS project manager.]

 

6 The United States Mint, Philadelphia PA 3/12/2004 39.9529 -75.1482 [ADDED: 12” L&C disk set near the southwest corner of the Mint, handheld coords N39-57.173 W075-08.983, photo and to reach at JU0725]

 

7 THREE FLAGS CEREMONY St. Louis MO 3/13/2004 38.6457 -90.2856 [ADDED: 12” L&C disk set on the north side of the Missouri History Museum, Forest Park, St. Louis, PID = DG7734, published coords N38-38-44.55440 W090-17-08.02153, photo and to reach at AA8570]

 

8 The United States Mint, Denver CO 3/15/2004 [ADDED: 12” L&C disk set in an angled monument in the northeast section of the grounds of the Mint, approximate handheld coords N39-44.400 W104-59.515, photo at The NGS website]

 

9 EXPEDITION'S DEPARTURE: CAMP RIVER DUBOIS Camp River Dubois, Wood River IL 5/16/2004 38.8019 -90.1031 [ADDED: 12” L&C disk set southwest of the Visitors’ Center at the Lewis and Clark State Historical Site in Hartford, IL, handheld coords N38-48.111 W090-06.183, photo and to-reach at JC1190]

 

10 ST. CHARLES - PREPARATIONS COMPLETE, THE EXPEDITION FACES WEST St. Charles MO 5/22/2004 38.7733 -90.4821 [ADDED: 12” L&C disk set at the Lewis and Clark Boat Museum, Frontier Park in St. Charles, MO, PID = DG7733, published coords N38-46-23.96530 W090-28-926, photo and to-reach at JC0053]

 

11 Washington MO 5/24/2004 38.5610 -91.0102 [ADDED: 12” L&C disk set at Rennick/Riverfront Park just north of downtown Washington, MO, PID = DG7732, published coords N38-33-39.47781 W091-00-36.82012, photo and to-reach at JC0585]

 

12 Jefferson City MO [ADDED: no info on this commemorative.]

 

13 Kaw Point, KS 6/26/2004, [ADDED: 12” L&C disk set at the municipal park at Kaw Point, in the eastern section of Kansas City, KS, on the west bank of the Missouri River, just north of where the Kaw (Kansas) River joins from the southwest.]

 

14 Kansas City MO [ADDED: I think that this is the same as the commemorative disk immediately above]

 

15 HEART OF AMERICA: A JOURNEY FOURTH Atchinson, KS 7/4/2004 39.6207 -95.0942 [ADDED: 12” L&C disk set at the Independence Creek Encampment (aka 4th of July Creek?), northeast of Atchison, KS.]

 

16 FIRST TRIBAL COUNCIL Omaha, NE 7/31/2004 41.4556 -96.0155 [ADDED: 12” L&C disk set at the Fort Atkinson State Historical Park, about 1.0 miles east of Fort Calhoun, NE]

 

17 OCETI SAKOWIN EXPERIENCE: REMEMBERING AND EDUCATING Chamberlain, SD 9/24/2004 [ADDED: 12” L&C disk set at the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, south of downtown Chamberlain on I-90, between Exits 263 and 265, very approximate coords are N43-47.100 W099-20.300]

 

18 CIRCLE OF CULTURES, TIME OF RENEWAL AND EXCHANGE Bismark, ND 10/23/2004 46.764 100.849 [ADDED: 12” L&C disk set at Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park, about five miles southwest of and across the Missouri River from Bismark, very approximate coords are N46-45.850 W100-51.000]

 

[ADDED: 4” (?) L&C disk set at the Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Center, about 0.5 miles east of the Fort Buford State Historic Site, about 22 miles southwest of Williston, ND, 22 miles southeast of Culbertson, MT, about 0.5 miles north-northwest of the confluence of the two rivers, and at very approximate coords N47-59.125 W103-59.415.]

 

[ADDED: 4” (?) L&C disk set at Culbertson, MT, in the eastern section of Culbertson near the southeastern corner of Big Sky Airport, on the north side of US Highway 2, and 1,241.14 feet west of station M548 (PID = TH0551), unpublished but accurate coords N48-08-57.18217 W104-29-53.24994.]

 

19 EXPLORE THE BIG SKY Fort Benton & Great Falls MT 7/4/2005 [ADDED: 12” L&C disk set at Great Springs Heritage State Park, about 3.0 miles northeast of downtown Great Falls, very approximate coords N47-32.000 W111-13.800.]

 

[ADDED: 6” L&C disk set at Travelers’ Rest State Park, Lolo, MT, about 10 miles southwest of Missoula, MT, unpublished but accurate coords N46-45-10.02464 W114-05-18.63155. ]

 

20 DESTINATION: THE PACIFIC Long Beach, Washington to Cannon Beach, Oregon WA/OR 11/15/2005

 

21 AMONG THE NIIMIIPUU (THE NEZ PERCE) Lewiston and Lapwai ID 4/17/2006

 

22 CLARK ON THE YELLOWSTONE Billings MT 7/25/2006

 

23 REUNION AT THE HOME OF SAKAJAWEA New Town ND 8/20/2006

 

24 CONFLUENCE WITH DESTINY: THE RETURN OF LEWIS AND CLARK The Greater St. Louis Metropolitan Area MO 9/24/2006

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13 Kaw Point, KS 6/26/2004, [ADDED: 12” L&C disk set at the municipal park at Kaw Point, in the eastern section of Kansas City, KS, on the west bank of the Missouri River, just north of where the Kaw (Kansas) River joins from the southwest.]

I visited the Kaw Point site in Kansas City, KS on June 5th. The coordinates from my GPS III+ are N39 06.997 W94 36.644.

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wister6813 -

 

Thanks ++ for the handheld coords for the Kaw Point (Kansas City) Lewis & Clark commemorative.

 

I hope to visit Kaw Point in early-mid July. Can you provide any addition to-reach instructions?

 

Will

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I was wondering the same thing...........

 

There are no roads that lead out to that point. Did you park along Fairfax Trafficway and hike over the RR tracks?

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I was down there a month or so ago. Just one day too late to catch the L&C keelboat return. It is a short distance off Fairfax Trafficway. It was my first time there and I just followed the signs through the industrial district and past the warehouses. There is a boat ramp there and a nice city park and historical site. If you get close the signs should lead you the the area with little trouble. The biggest problem right now is that by the end of the month 2 of the interstate bridges across the river will be closed and traffic could be really bad during rush hour.

 

Brian

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wister6813 -

 

Can you provide any addition to-reach instructions?

 

From Fairfax Tfwy. Head east at the south end of the KCK Public Levee buildings. At the east side of the parking lot turn south along the earthen levee, eventually bearing to the southwest. The levee will transition to a concrete floodwall. Pass through the floodwall opening [ignore the no trespassing sign, this is a park] into the large parking lot on the river side of the floodwall. Turn back to the northeast. The L&C pavilion is visible from the parking lot, and the disk is west of the pavilion. There are several signs along the way to assist.

 

Or use the go-to feature on the GPS. :ph34r:

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wister6813,

 

Thanks for the updated go to.

I was just there looking for the Kansas City one and that one too.

There was nothing found at KC.

I did find a lot of KA KA at KAW point on the East side of the river.

I gave up with no coordinates or a go to.

 

I did find that the Marks are a part of the HARN Network.

I had heard they were Hi accuracy but did not know they were part of the HARN network till I found the Plaques and duh put it together.

 

lctribalcouncildiscsign15uw.th.jpg

 

There are Actually 6 disc at Council Bluffs.

Here are 5.

lctribalcouncildiscs52ju.th.jpg

 

lcchamberlainsd6rg.th.jpg

 

I did find THAT sign.

But no snakes.

lcchamberlainsd22my.th.jpg

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wister6813 - thanks for the additional info.

 

Geo*Trailblazer 1 - Looks like you've been covering some territory this Summer!!

 

I recognize your first plaque as being at Fort Calhoun, Nebraska, and your second plaque as being at Chamberlain, South Dakota. But where in Council Bluffs is that five-disk array pictured between the two pictures of the plaques?? And if there are six commemoratives in Council Bluffs, where's the sixth located?

 

C'mon, talk to me.

 

Will

 

ADDED: By "Council Bluffs", do you mean the Council Bluff Historical Site near Fort Calhoun, Nebraska, and not (as I first thought), the city of Council Bluffs, Iowa?

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wister6813 - thanks for the additional info.

 

Geo*Trailblazer 1 - Looks like you've been covering some territory this Summer!!

 

I recognize your first plaque as being at Fort Calhoun, Nebraska, and your second plaque as being at Chamberlain, South Dakota.  But where in Council Bluffs is that five-disk array pictured between the two pictures of the plaques??  And if there are six commemoratives in Council Bluffs, where's the sixth located?

 

C'mon, talk to me.

 

Will

 

ADDED:  By "Council Bluffs", do you mean the Council Bluff Historical Site near Fort Calhoun, Nebraska, and not (as I first thought), the city of Council Bluffs, Iowa?

Yes, :yikes:

Sorry,:D

Between Ft. Calhoun and Ft Atkinson.

I was doing a little trading myself. :P

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I was trying to post a update benchmarks at the same time too many names.

(post processing?).multi tasking.

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Your welcome ++,

I have a guess on where the Pompey's Pillar disc will be set.

45* 59.73172' 108* 00.23456

2906'

 

Remember this is a guess.

 

This is near the Flagpole at a rock that is a minture of Pompey's Pillar and has a National Register Historic Landmark Plaque on it.

It views Wm. Clark's signature at:

45* 59.72513' 108* 00.28069'

2959.6'

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Make sure and check out this (benchmark)?

Make a note of the readings stamped on it and see where it puts you,but do....do not go out of bounds.

This is a lot closer to where it actually is:

45* 59.72306' 108* 00.34086'

2998'

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View from atop Pompey's Pillar.

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Run across a bunch of my Mascots.

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A few Elk.

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Was not fast enough to get a picture of the White woolf we encountered or the Grizzly bear.

 

But Old Faithful was Faithful.

It was 95* when we left we got there it was snowing and about 32* aaahhhhhhhhhhh

It was a great contrast.

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Well I must bid a do for now so I will leave you with one of the sunsets we saw.

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GEO*TRAILBLAZER 1 AND TIGGR ON THE YELLOWSTONE

6/4-15/2005

 

CLARK ON THE YELLOWSTONE

Billings, Montana

 

July 22 - 25, 2006

Old Faithful

The Clark on the Yellowstone Signature Event, July 22-25, 2006 enables modern day explorers to rediscover Captain William Clark's travels along the Yellowstone River. This event commemorates the 200th anniversary of Clark inscribing his name on Pompeys Pillar, the only remaining physical evidence of the Lewis & Clark expedition appearing on the trail as it did 200 years ago. Clark, showing his affection for Sacagawea's young son, whom he called "Pomp", named this sandstone pillar at the river's edge in his honor. A National Day of Honor commemorating this event, and recognizing the historic use of the Pillar by American Indians is set for July 25, 2006. A new interpretive center will greet visitors at the recently created Pompeys Pillar National Monument, administered by the Bureau of Land Management. Canoe landings, trail rides, wildlife displays and exhibits at local museums in nearby Billings, Montana will engage people of all ages

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I made it to Kaw Point, KS, over the weekend. The area has changed a bit since I was there almost 5 years ago.

 

Traveling westbound on I-70, you can see the park to the north and below you.

 

Lots of signs to lead you there. The pavillion has lots of good Lewis and Clark info as well. The disk is located in the grass on the west side of the cemented area of the pavillion.

 

My handheld GPS showed N39 06 59.9 W094 36 38.7 +/- 7 feet

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Callaway MT -

 

Thanks for the info on the Great Falls L&C commemorative. Should be pretty easy to find when I roll through that area in a few weeks.

 

Will

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To whom it may concern:

 

The L&C commemorative at Louisville, KY, is PID=DH2917, published coordinates are N38-15-37.38894 W085-44-56.01842,

 

the L&C commemorative at Clarksville, IN, is PID=DH2918, published coordinates are N38-16-33.71011 W085-45-47.04373,

 

the L&C commemorative at the George Rogers Clark Homesite (Clarksville, IN) is PID=DH2913, published coordinates are N38-17-14.62546 W085-46-36.71093,

 

and the L&C commemorative at the Locust Grove Historical Site (near Louisville, KY) is PID=DH2912, published coordinates are N38-17-15.36543 W085-39-46.5-776.

 

Will

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Well, the information that people have put together for the Lewis and Clark markers is here:

Lewis and Clark markers

 

The vast majority of the data there comes from seventhings, rogbarn, CallawayMT, Geo*Trailblazer1, and info collected from the forum, et. al. If anyone minds, or feels their contribution hasn't been noted, please email me.

 

Future upgrades are to make the map clickable and to reorganize the signature event discs and then the other ones.

Edited by BuckBrooke

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This PID isn't a Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery disk, but does have relevance to the expedition:

 

QS0705 SAKAKAWEA MONUMENT

 

which is a monument to the guide of the Lewis and Clarke expedition. It was placed in 1945. It's near Mobridge, South Dakota, on the Standing Rock Reservation. It's near the grave of Chief Sitting Bull, according to the datasheet.

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Here is a very impotant part of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.

The only one to die on the Journey.

Sgt. Floyd

NM1694 SOUIX CITY FLOYD MON TIP SHAFT

It is also the oldest National Landmark.

 

There are some others notable of listing but I am keeping those secret till I get to them.

Next Spring.

I will also finish the Trail in 2 years as they did.

It will be quite an accomplishment for me.

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The events will be heading back East soon. Here is a new disk to add to the list.

 

Camp Fortunate, Clark Canyon Reservoir, Montana.

 

I do not know if there are any dedication ceremonies planned for this monument. There have

been no survey measurements at this time, and thus no NGS designation.

 

GPS handheld coordinates (NAD83):

Lat: N44 59 27.18, 44 59.453

Long: W112 52 13.20, 112 52.220

Elevation: 5680 feet

 

 

Description: The 4-inch Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery II Brass Monument can be found

in a rough concrete cylinder approximately 1 foot in diameter, with a Sacajawea Dollar imbedded

in the concrete 3 inches south. There is a Stone information kiosk approximately 9 feet southeast

from the Corps Disk. The location overlooks the Clark Canyon Reservoir in a very dry and rocky

area.

 

To Reach: From Exit 62 at Dillon, Montana; travel Southwest along Interstate 15 for 19.3 miles

to the Clark Canyon Reservoir Exit 44. Exit to the right and cross over the Clark Canyon

Reservoir spillway and travel along the Horse Prairie Highway number 324 southwesterly for

approximately 1.1 miles to the Camp Fortunate Overlook Recreation Area. Exit the highway to

the left and take the right fork in the recreation area approximately 420 ft. from the entrance;

continue along the recreation area road for approximately 0.27 miles to a parking area on the

right. From the parking area take the gravel hiking path for approximately 650 feet up to the

Camp Fortunate Overlook and picnic pavilion. From the handicap parking area at the end of the

trail, travel 60 feet east along a concrete sidewalk and then travel 15 feet south toward a stone

overlook wall.

 

Comments: This monument was placed near this position for its importance in the journeys of

the Corps of Discovery. This is the location where the Corps camped in August of 1805 and

where they were able to cache their canoes and obtain horses from the Shoshone indians to

continue their journey over the Rocky Mountains. This site is administered by the Bureau of

Reclamation. Be sure to go to the lower overlook and informational area down at the left fork

shortly after leaving the highway, this has some excellent informational signs and views.

 

The closest bench marks are “T” PID: QY0106, a pipe cap on a 3 ½" pipe; which can be found in

a small picnic area below the dam spillway. Another close bench mark is “METLEN” PID:

PZ0716, a brass disk set in rock on a very steep and prominent rocky ridge. Information and all

photos can be found at: http://www.geocaching.com/mark/details.aspx?PID=QY0106.

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CallawayMT -

 

Thanks ++ for the info on the Camp Fortunate Lewis and Clark disk - another one to add to my list (and BuckBrooke's site, to be sure). Great photos.

 

Since I plan to recover the L&C disk at Lemhi Pass next Aug/Sep, Camp Fortunate will be a convenient addition to my itinerary. Thanks again.

 

Will

 

p.s. - I assume the road to Lemhi Pass is closed this time of year.

w

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CallawayMT -

 

Thanks ++ for the info on the Camp Fortunate Lewis and Clark disk - another one to add to my list (and BuckBrooke's site, to be sure). Great photos.

 

Since I plan to recover the L&C disk at Lemhi Pass next Aug/Sep, Camp Fortunate will be a convenient addition to my itinerary. Thanks again.

 

Will

 

p.s. - I assume the road to Lemhi Pass is closed this time of year.

w

 

Yeah Will,

 

It is closed or I would have gotten up to that one also. This one I found about at a conference the day before and spent a couple hours wandering around looking for. I even had footprints in the snow right on top of the disk. It was just barely visible, but I did not have good enough directions to know exactly where it was located.

 

I have photos of the 12" disk for Pompey's Pillar, I had to use somebody else's camera and so I will upload them when I get them. The disk was at the conference and was being delivered for its' installation soon. The location has been determined and it will be getting placed this spring.

 

I will be finding out about the location for a few other 4" monuments which were placed in Idaho and hopefully go them or at least divulge their locations.

 

If Buckbrooke wants any more information from the Camp Fortunate setting, then he can get in touch with me and I will get them to him.

 

CallawayMT

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I just noticed this thread and I like it alot. I live about 45 min. from Clarksville/Louisville and would like to find the markers there. I think these markers are really neat! I enjoy finding benchmarks while I'm geocaching. I usually find mine at firetowers in the national forest all around my house, or at dams to the many lakes in the area. I think it would be neat to follow the expidition west using these markers. Thaks everyone for all the neat info!

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25. DESTINATION: THE PACIFIC.

Buckner Creel: Lewis & Clark Benchmarks

 

I have handheld coordinates for this one now.

N 46* 7.298 W 123* 53.591

 

Location: Fort Clatsop, Oregon

Date dedicated: UNKNOWN

NGS event: Destination: The Pacific

NGS PID: None (as of August 15, 2005)

Designation: N/A

Size of Disc: 12"

Published coordinates (NAD83):

Lat:N 46* 7.298

Long: W 123* 53.591

ELEV. 25'

 

Description:THIS 12 INCH DISC IS INSTALLED IN THE PAVEMENT AREA AT NUTEL LANDING.

THE NEWEST NATIONAL PARK - THE LEWIS AND CLARK NATIONAL HISTORIC PARK,ASTORIA,OREGON.

 

To reach:FROM HIGHWAY 101 JUST WEST OF CLATSOP AIRPORT RD. GO SOUTHERLY AT

N 46* 8' 34.48" W 123* 52' 29.44" FT. CLATSOP RD. APPROXIMATELY 1.5 MILES TO THE DISC ON THE LEFT.

 

Comments:

I HAVE NOT ACTUALLY BEEN TO THE SITE BUT WILL BE THERE SOME TIME IN JUNE 2006.

TO FINALLY REACH THE OCIAN.

 

This is a scheduled Signature ceremony for the NGS to place a disc in commemoration of the Lewis and Clark expedition finally reaching the Pacific Ocean.

 

Forgot to add a picture.

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thank you SoccerFanatics

Edited by GEO*Trailblazer 1

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HELP!!!

does anyone have an idea what is going on with the Lewiston/Lapwai signature event dedication of the 12" disk? ;)

I have gone to the events, looked through all the schedules I could get my hands on, talked to lots of people in the park service and the USGS with NO results not one person knows anything about a Benchmark being placed in this area :blink: have they just forgotten us here? :blink:

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The signature disk has been set at the new BLM visitor's center at Pompey's Pillar, approximately 30 miles east of Billings on I-94. The event is scheduled for July 25 I believe, but do some checking if you plan on being there for the disk dedication.

 

The Tent of Many Voices is in Missoula and Lolo until July 9 and I took in "The Surly Surveyor" program and really enjoyed the show. The person who talked about the GLO and the dividing of land across the PLSS states did a very good job. If you get to any of the remaining events, be sure to see his talk.

 

I have photos of the Billings Disk before it was set in concrete.

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The end is near, be sure to get out and see the activities.

 

CallawayMT

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HELP!!!

does anyone have an idea what is going on with the Lewiston/Lapwai signature event dedication of the 12" disk? :grin:

I have gone to the events, looked through all the schedules I could get my hands on, talked to lots of people in the park service and the USGS with NO results not one person knows anything about a Benchmark being placed in this area :( have they just forgotten us here? :)

 

Intermountain,

 

The Idaho surveyors have been lacking in participation, I know that they have set various monuments around the state, but even the NGS state advisor has not been able to get their locations to me. The groups have not gotten their bluebook information to him and so he has not been able to locate them. I have been in touch with him to find these disks so that I could stop and see them while I am in Idaho on business. I have had no luck finding any information and any disks.

 

Sorry,

CallawayMT

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HELP!!!

does anyone have an idea what is going on with the Lewiston/Lapwai signature event dedication of the 12" disk? :grin:

I have gone to the events, looked through all the schedules I could get my hands on, talked to lots of people in the park service and the USGS with NO results not one person knows anything about a Benchmark being placed in this area :( have they just forgotten us here? :)

 

Intermountain,

 

The Idaho surveyors have been lacking in participation, I know that they have set various monuments around the state, but even the NGS state advisor has not been able to get their locations to me. The groups have not gotten their bluebook information to him and so he has not been able to locate them. I have been in touch with him to find these disks so that I could stop and see them while I am in Idaho on business. I have had no luck finding any information and any disks.

 

Sorry,

CallawayMT

 

You can find some information about the Idaho sites on this web site.

 

http://www.dcouch.com/links2new.htm

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To whom it may concern:

 

The Lewis and Clark Commemorative disk at Giant Springs State Park, Great Falls, MT, is in the NGS database at PID = DI0232.

 

DI0232

 

The commemorative disk at Traveler's Rest State Park, Lolo, MT, is in the NGS database at PID = DH9363.

 

DH9363

 

Those Montana guys got their stuff together.

 

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