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George Rogers Clark Campsite
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 37° 19.839 W 088° 52.551
16S E 333811 N 4133203
Quick Description: The first of five campsites on this march.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 4/14/2008 8:24:10 AM
Waymark Code: WM3K4B
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member NoLemon
Views: 28

Long Description:

Marker Erected by: Bowman's Company, Illinois Humanities Council and Illinois State Historical Society.

Marker Text:

GEORGE ROGERS CLARK CAMPSITE
Lt. Col. George Rogers Clark and his troop of 170 volunteers, principally Virginians, camped near this site, called Indian Point, on June 30, 1778. They were marching from Fort Massac to attack the British post at Kaskaskia. This was the first of five campsites on that march. Clark's men would take the post at Kaskaskia and later, the British fort at Vincennes, Indiana. This work helped secure the Illinois Territory for the United States during the Revolutionary War.

County: Massac County.

Historical Society: Illinois Humanities Council and Illinois State Historical Society

Dedication Date: June 2003.

Location: US-45, Indian Point Conservation Area.

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