Sacagawea Statue
Lewis & Clark Community College
Highway 67
Godfrey, Illinois 62035

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Sacagawea was the 15-year old Shoshone woman who joined the Lewis and Clark Expedition at Fort Mandan in what is now North Dakota. She played an instrumental role in the success of the mission and is honored by a beautiful sculpture gracing the campus of Lewis and Clark Community College. Facing southwest, Sacagawea stands in the Fountain Court area - one of the first Signature Gardens of the Missouri Botanical Gardens - outside the cafeteria at the Reid Memorial Library since May of 2003. The statue is made with a manganese, copper and bronze mixture of materials that were donated by the local Olin corporation. Sculptor Glenna Goodacre, who also designed the image on the Sacagawea $1 coin, used Shoshone native RandyíL He-Dow Teton as the model for both the sculpture and the coin since no pictorial documentation of Sacagawea exists.

A special dedication ceremony was held in 2003, as part of the Welcoming Ceremony Events for the "Arrival at Camp River Dubois", a recreation of the arrival of Lewis and Clark to the area 200 years ago. The Maxmillian Bodmer Native American art exhibition was held on campus mid-May through mid-June 2004 as part of the National Bicentennial Signature Event.

Visit our special Lewis and Clark Section to learn more about the Corps of Discoveryís experience during their stay in the Middle Mississippi River Valley. greatriverroad.comís special coverage includes information on all of the regionís sites and events as well as supplemental articles relating to the expeditionís experience during the winter of 1803-04.

Visiting the Sacagawea Statue
There is no charge to visit the Sacagawea Statue


Facing southwest, Sacagawea stands in the Fountain Court area outside the cafeteria at the Reid Memorial Library. The Reid Memorial Library is located on the east side of the Lewis and Clark Community College campus near US-67.

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