Pontotoc plans historical markers on Lewis trek

PONTOTOC, Miss. (AP) - Pontotoc County wants to remember Meriwether Lewis.

Officials tell the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal (http://bit.ly/NnS1pK) the county wants to put up historic markers that trace Lewis' last steps in Mississippi.

The markers would show the trail of the famous explorer en route to Washington, D.C., who was killed at Grinders Stand in Tennessee before making it to the nation's capital.

Historian Bryant Boswell of Jackson says the trail in Pontotoc would follow Mississippi Highway 15 to Houlka, which was the southernmost point Lewis traveled before he turned north again toward Tennessee.

Jim Mallory with the Lewis and Clark Trust says markers would follow existing highways and waterways.

Information from: Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, http://djournal.com

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