Lewis and Clark in Kentucky - John Shields (1769-1809)
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N 38° 00.041 W 085° 56.732
16S E 592580 N 4206415
Quick Description: Lewis and Clark in Kentucky - John Shields (1769-1809) in Hardin County Located in West Point, on 3rd & Elm Sts
Location: Kentucky, United States
Date Posted: 6/1/2014 2:39:13 PM
Waymark Code: WMKVWC
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Titansfan
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Lewis and Clark in Kentucky - John Shields (1769-1809)

One of the "Nine Young Men From Ky." that accompanied Lewis and Clark on 1803-6 expedition to the Pacific Ocean. Shields was born in Va. and moved to Ky. in the 1790s. By 1803 he was married and living in West Point, Hardin Co. Over.

(Reverse) - John Shields (1769-1809) - Wm. Clark recruited Shields to be primary blacksmith and gunsmith on expedition. He was also one of the main hunters and cured a fellow explorer of a serious back ailment. After the expedition, Shields moved to Ind. where he died in Dec. 1809. Presented by Hardin Co.-West Point L & C Bicentennial Com.; Ohio River Chapter-L & C Trail Heritage Foundation; National Park Service; Ky. L & C Bicentennial Commission.
Marker Name: Lewis and Clark in Kentucky - John Shields (1769-1809)

Marker Location: City

Type of Marker: Other

Marker Number (for official markers): 2123

Group(s) Responsible for placing Marker:
KENTUCKY HISTORICAL SOCIETY KENTUCKY DEPARTMENT of HIGHWAYS


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