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This monument at Vincennes commemorates the taking of Fort Sackville from the British in 1779.
George Rogers Clark’s original two-room cabin was destroyed in 1854. This representation overlooks the Ohio River at Falls of the Ohio State Park.
If not for George Rogers Clark, we Hoosiers might snack on scones with jam and clotted cream and speak with cockney accents.
An exaggeration perhaps, but as Kelley Morgan points out, “George Rogers Clark was almost singlehandedly responsible for the U.S. gaining the Old Northwest Territory.”
Morgan is interpretive manager at Falls of the Ohio State Park in Clarksville, where a representation of Clark’s retirement home overlooks the falls with stunning views of the Ohio River.
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