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    George Rogers Clark

    National Historical Park Indiana

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    The George Rogers Clark Memorial and Visitor Center are now closed on all federal holidays except Memorial Day, July 4th, and Labor Day.

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George Rogers Clark was a remarkable leader. His insight and cunning, coupled with his understanding and experience upon the frontier, made him a formidable adversary. Yet, he could do little without others to help in a variety of ways. Below is a short list of some of the other individuals involved in this exhilarating story of the frontier.

Lt. Col. George Rogers Clark
Capt. Joseph Bowman
Capt. Leonard Helm
Father Pierre Gibault
Francis Vigo

And, of course, what is a great military leader without a great adversary?

British Lt. Gov. Henry Hamilton

 
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Locust Grove in Louisville, Kentucky

Links to other internet sites containing information about George Rogers Clark and the capture of Vincennes.

Indiana Historical Bureau - web page contains Col. George Rogers Clark's Memoir, Capt. Joseph Bowman's Journal, Roll of Clarks' officers and privates, Clark's grant land reciepents, Hamilton's Journal and more.

First Illinois Regiment - This living history unit portrays the various units which served under George Rogers Clark.

George Rogers Clark County Park in Springfield Ohio

Locust Grove - This magnificent house was the home of George's sister Lucy and her husband William Croghan. George would spend the last nine years of his life at this home

Falls of the Ohio State Park - George Rogers Clark was given a grant of 6,000 acres near the Falls of the Ohio in Clarksville. This is where he spent much of his later years until he fell into declining health and moved to Locust Grove. Today Clark's cabin has been reconstructed.

Did You Know?

Old Northwest Territory

Did you know that America was able to gain possession of the Old Northwest Territory because of the actions of George Rogers Clark and his men on the far western frontier during the Revolutionary War?