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    by mrclay2000 Updated Jan 2, 2005

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    Lewis' remains were buried, exhumed and re-buried once officials determined beyond the shadow of a doubt that the personal effects and uniform of the corpse in this spot indeed belonged to Merriweather Lewis, captain of the Lewis & Clark expedition. Odds are the poor man was murdered (a blade mark across his jugular), though for years the incident was reported as a possible suicide, using Lewis' own mental imbalances against him. Near the marker are the stone foundations of the Grinder house wherein Lewis was likely murdered.

    Merriweather Lewis (column marks the grave)
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