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George Rogers Clark

 
 
George Rogers Clark Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, September 22, 2018
1. George Rogers Clark Marker
Inscription.  From the Kanawha’s mouth in May, 1778, George Rogers Clark set out to attack the British at Vicennes and Kaskaskia. The conquest of the Northwest by his little army of 175 men is ranked among the greatest exploits of all history
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1778.
 
Location. 38° 50.65′ N, 82° 8.241′ W. Marker is in Point Pleasant, West Virginia, in Mason County. Marker is at the intersection of Viand Street (West Virginia Route 62) and 6th Street, on the right when traveling south on Viand Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Point Pleasant WV 25550, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mason County Jail Explosion Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Corner of Sixth and Viand Street (a few steps from this marker); Mason County Memorial Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Gold Star Mothers (within shouting distance of this marker); World War I Memorial
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Korean and Vietnam Wars Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); 502 Viand Street (within shouting distance of this marker); World War II Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Point Pleasant.
 
Regarding George Rogers Clark. The “Kanawha’s mouth” is right here in Point Pleasant, where that river joins the Ohio. Vicennes and Kaskaskia are in Illinois.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia entry for George Rogers Clark. “In July 1778, Clark led the Illinois Regiment of the Virginia State Forces of about 175 men and crossed the Ohio River at Fort Massac and marched to Kaskaskia, capturing it on the night of July 4 without firing their weapons. The next day, Captain Joseph Bowman and his company captured Cahokia in a similar fashion without firing a shot. The garrison at Vincennes along the Wabash River surrendered to Clark in August. Several other villages and British forts were subsequently captured, after most of the French-speaking and Indian inhabitants refused to take up arms on behalf
George Rogers Clark Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, September 22, 2018
2. George Rogers Clark Marker
of the British.” (Submitted on October 3, 2018.) 
 
George Rogers Clark (1752–1818) image. Click for full size.
Oil by Matthew Harris Jouett, via Wikipedia Commons, 1825
3. George Rogers Clark (1752–1818)
“Conqueror of the Old Northwest” “Hannibal of the West” “Washington of the West” “Father of Louisville”
March to Vicennes image. Click for full size.
Illustration by Frederick Coffay Yohn, via Wikipedia Commons
4. March to Vicennes
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 3, 2018. It was originally submitted on October 3, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 367 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 3, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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