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Grave of Meriwether Lewis, 1774-1805. Beneath this monument "reposes the dust of Meriwether Lewis, a Captain in the United States Army, Private Secretary to President Jefferson, Senior Commander of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, and Governor of the Territory of Louisiana." Traveling the Natchez Trace enroute to Washington, he died of gunshot wounds at Grinder's Stand, an inn that stood near this spot.

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