Clark Trail ~From Sea to Shining Sea ~ Suggested Itinerary
- Destination City
Clarksville/Indiana - Paducah, Kentucky
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Paducah, Kentucky: The explorers reached
what is now modern-day Paducah on November 11, 1803.
Fort Massac State Park, Metropolis, Illinois:
When Lewis and Clark arrived at Fort Massac, Lewis hoped to find
eight soldiers who had volunteered for the Corps of Discovery at South
West Point, Tennessee, but they were not present. Lewis hired a local
woodsman named George
Drouillard, the son of a French father and Shawnee mother, to find
the soldiers and report with them near St. Louis at the east bank of the
Mississippi for the expedition west. Only two volunteers from Fort
Massac met Captain Lewis's standards, and became members of the
expedition. On November 13th, the Corps of Discovery left Fort Massac.
Suggest the 2.5-mile Hickory Nut Ridge Trail is one not
to miss, as it takes hikers along the scenic Ohio River.
Fort Massac State Park (state park), Illinois, United States
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