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    Merriweather Lewis (column marks the grave)

    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.

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