On July 25th, 1806 Captain William Clark wrote this in his journal, " I marked my name and the day of the month and year," describing the inscription he left on the side of what he termed "Pompy's Rock" which he named after Baptiste Charbonneau whose mother was Sacajawea, the party's interpreter. "Pompy" was Charbonneau's nickname. There are very few locations of physical evidence left of the Lewis & Clark expedition and Pompey's Pillar is one of them... which is why it's so infuriating that some dumbass, in an effort to declare his love for his lady, carved his confession of love into the monument.

Cole Randall, a member of the Minnesotan band Flora Cash, was caught on camera chiseling his words, “Cole + Shpresa 10/10/2013″ just inches from William Clark's inscription. Randall has apologized and says he wants to take responsibility for his actions.