Saturday, April 10, 2010

My Famous File: William Clark

William Clark (August 1, 1770 – September 1, 1838) was an American explorer, soldier, Indian agent, and territorial governor. Clark led the Lewis and Clark Expedition of 1803 to 1805 across the Louisiana Purchase to the Pacific Ocean.

Clark died in St. Louis on September 1, 1838, and he was buried in the Bellefontaine Cemetery, where a 35-foot gray granite obelisk was erected to mark his grave.

1 comment:

  1. Love it! I lived in St. Louis for 4 years. Too bad I didn't like cemeteries back then. I hope to get back one day and see some of them.