Vincennes in Knox County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Inside the Memorial
- Poet E.A. Richardson, 1936
Indiana limestone with marble embellishments make up the rotunda of the George Rogers Clark Memorial. Seven 26-foot-tall murals by artist Ezra Winter tell the frontier story from crossing the Cumberland Gap to the Louisiana Purchase. The center of the structure features a large bronze statue of a young Colonel Clark by sculptor Hermon MacNeil.
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The murals where [sic] not painted directly on the walls but were painted on Belgian linen in Ezra Winter's studio. Some touchups were needed after their installation in 1934.
NPS Photos by Tom Bartholomew
Erected by George Rogers Clark National Historical Park - National Park
Topics. This historical marker and memorial is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Revolutionary.
Location. 38° 40.749′ N, 87° 32.096′ W. Marker is in Vincennes, Indiana, in Knox County. Marker is on S 2nd Street, on the left when traveling north. Marker is located near the George Rogers Clark memorial, on the grounds of George Rogers Clark National Historical Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Vincennes IN 47591, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Constructing a Legacy (here, next to this marker); St. Rose Chapel (within shouting distance of this marker); The George Rogers Clark Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Fort Sackville (within shouting distance of this marker); The Old Cathedral “French and Indian” Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); The Old Cathedral (within shouting distance of this marker); Inscription on the Big Bell of the Old Cathedral (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pierre Gibault (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vincennes.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 6, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 30, 2021, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 75 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 30, 2021, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.