I didn't know that there was controversy concerning the passing of Meriwether Lewis. On our way north last week, we passed a marker on the Natchez Trace for his burial place. We checked it out.
I love the wording on this monument: "His melancholy death Occurred where this monument now stands and under which rest his mortal remains."
I like the wording on this plaque, too: "Beneath this monument...reposes the dust of Meriwether Lewis. ... His life of romantic endeavor and lasting achievement came tragically and mysteriously to its close on the night of Oct, 11, 1809."