"Clark Memorial Sunset" by U.S. National Park Service , public domain

George Rogers Clark

National Historical Park - Indiana

George Rogers Clark National Historical Park is located in Vincennes, Indiana, on the banks of the Wabash River at what is believed to be the site of Fort Sackville. On February 25, 1779, Lieutenant Colonel George Rogers Clark, older brother of William Clark, led the capture of Fort Sackville and British Lt. Governor Henry Hamilton as part of the celebrated Illinois Campaign, which lasted from 1778 to 1779. The heroic march of Clark's men from Kaskaskia on the Mississippi River in mid-winter and the subsequent victory over the British remains one of the most memorable feats of the American Revolution.

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https://www.nps.gov/gero/index.htm https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Rogers_Clark_National_Historical_Park George Rogers Clark National Historical Park is located in Vincennes, Indiana, on the banks of the Wabash River at what is believed to be the site of Fort Sackville. On February 25, 1779, Lieutenant Colonel George Rogers Clark, older brother of William Clark, led the capture of Fort Sackville and British Lt. Governor Henry Hamilton as part of the celebrated Illinois Campaign, which lasted from 1778 to 1779. The heroic march of Clark's men from Kaskaskia on the Mississippi River in mid-winter and the subsequent victory over the British remains one of the most memorable feats of the American Revolution. The British flag would not be raised above Fort Sackville Feb. 25, 1779. At 10 a.m., the garrison surrendered to American Colonel George Rogers Clark. His American army, aided by French residents of the Illinois country, had marched through freezing floodwaters to gain this victory. The fort’s capture assured United States claims to the frontier, an area nearly as large as the original 13 states. The George Rogers Clark National Historical Park is located within the city of Vincennes, Indiana. Evansville is approximately 50 miles to the south and Terre Haute is approximately 50 miles to the north. Highway 41 provides good roads from the north or south. Highway 50 provides access from the east and west. From Hwy 50 east and west or from Hwy 41 from the north use the 6th Street exit. On Hwy 41 from the South use the Willow Street exit. From there follow the blue directional signs for the park. George Rogers Clark National Historical Park Visitor Center The George Rogers Clark National Historical Park Visitor Center is a great place to start your visit. The visitor center contains a small exhibit area. There is a 30-minute introductory movie called "Long Knives" which shares the back story of George Rogers Clark and his military campaign. Before going to the Clark Memorial, check with the ranger at the visitor center. The George Rogers Clark National Historical Park is located within the city of Vincennes, Indiana. Evansville is approximately 50 miles to the south and Terre Haute is approximately 50 miles to the north. Highway 41 provides good roads from the north or south. Highway 50 provides access from the east and west. From Hwy 50 east and west or from Hwy 41 from the north use the 6th Street exit. On Hwy 41 from the South use the Willow Street exit. From there follow the blue directional signs for the park. Clark Memorial at Sunset Sun setting behind the Clark Memorial Many people enjoy watching the sun set behind the George Rogers Clark Memorial on the banks of the Wabash River George Rogers Clark Memorial George Rogers Clark Memorial entrance Thousands of visitors ascend the steps of the Clark Memorial and gain a glimpse of the heroic eagle above the entrance doors. Francis Vigo Statue Sun setting behind the Francis Vigo Statue At the end of each day, visitors gather in the shadow of Vigo to watch the sun set over the Wabash River Purple Sunset Memorial cloudy purple sky with memorial Sunset over the memorial Father Gibault Statue of a man wearing a cloak with trees in background Father Gibault an often overlooked part of the park. National Park Getaway: George Rogers Clark National Historical Park In the town of Vincennes, Indiana, stands the largest Beaux-Arts style monument on an American battlefield and outside of Washington, DC. This monument, within George Rogers Clark National Historical Park, sits on the former site of Fort Sackville to commemorate a little-known battle with tremendous stakes. Monument building in park setting with rainbow overhead

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