Wednesday, July 16, 2014

George Rogers Clark National Historical Park

From Normal, where we spent last night, we drove through the seemingly endless cornfields of Illinois south and east. We crossed the Wabash River and entered Indiana at Vincennes. Along the last leg of our drive we saw modified school bus after school bus carrying watermelons into Indiana.

Vincennes is the site of George Rogers Clark National Historical Park.
Clark Memorial
Noelle and Sierra on stairs
This would be my second visit to the site, but the first for Noelle and Sierra. We spent some time walking around the site which honors the contributions of George Rogers Clark,
Clark Statue
a Revolutionary War hero who captured the British Fort Sackville
Fort Sackville Monument
at Vincennes in February 1779. Interestingly, there is also an Abraham Lincoln connection at the site. There is a memorial bridge that now spans the Wabash River at the site where Lincoln is said to have crossed from Indiana into Illinois for the first time.
Lincoln Memorial Bridge
The bridge offers great views of the Wabash River and the George Rogers Clark Memorial.
monument from bridge

Sierra was not as interested in the history of the site as she was in picking clover flowers off the lawns.
picking clover
After about an hour and a half walking around we hit the road headed further southeast to Lincoln State Park where we are camped for the night.        

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