Private George Shannon

Interpretive sign about George Shannon
Shannon Trail

Quick Facts

Member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition

Northeast Nebraska is considered Private George Shannon Country. 
It was here in the late summer of 1804 where Private Shannon, the youngest member of the Corps of Discovery, was lost for 16 days.

Today, the rolling hills of this corner of the state of Nebraska is home to a unique trail of chainsaw carvings in memory of Shannon.  Within each of the 16 communities comprising the trail, you’ll find a National Park interpretive sign telling different aspects of the private’s life.  

A Corps of Discovery Welcome Center is here, too.  You’ll find it on the Nebraska side of the “Private Shannon Bridge,” that connects Nebraska with South Dakota. 

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Last updated: June 20, 2018