Lewis and Clark Trail Marker - Ilwaco, WA
NSDAR insignia, the Lewis & Clark Corps of Discovery logo and the words “Lewis and Clark Trail” highlighted in gold leaf.
Excerpt: "I set out with 10 men and my man York to the ocian by land.... (later in the day) … I found Capt. Lewis name on a tree. I also engraved my name.... I crossed the neck of the land low and 1/2 of a mile wide to the main ocian. At the foot of
Backstory and Context
The Washington State DAR received a $10,000 grant from the National Park Service, under the direction of Richard Williams, for Lewis & Clark marker series and the Tresko Monument company of Spokane contracted to make the markers. According to WSSDAR State Historian Leota King, the states of Kansas, Missouri, Montana, and Washington used the same stone and design to bring conformity to the Trail. The marker is made of Lake Superior green granite,
Excerpt from Lewis & Clark Trail Heritage Foundation WA Chapter Newsletter, January 2001 edition: submitted by Leota “Lee” King: On October 21, 2000, The fourth special marker on the Lewis and Clark trail in Washington was dedicated… Expecting rain, the City of Long Beach loaned a tent for the ceremonies, and Park Manager Larry Chapman and his staff borrowed chairs from a local church and helped in many other ways. About 60 or 70 people attended… This is the final marker in this project. The Daughters of the American Revolution are honored to have been able to place these markers along the trail made by those special people—Lewis and Clark, Sacagawea and little Pomp, York and the other hunters, boatmen, soldiers and (let’s not forget) Seaman.
. . https://lewisandclarkjournals.unl.edu/journals/contents. University of Nebraska Press