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Vincennes in Knox County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

William Henry Harrison - & - Lewis & Clark Expedition

 

—Expedition Contact Person —

 
Side "A" - - William Henry Harrison - & - Lewis & Clark Expedition Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 10, 2009
1. Side "A" - - William Henry Harrison - & - Lewis & Clark Expedition Marker
Inscription.
Side One
Harrison became Governor of Indiana Territory 1800; he administered government of District of Louisiana 1804-1805. In Vincennes, he served as a contact during the expedition; surviving records document his support and his involvement in decisions about western Indian chiefs visiting Washington.
Side Two
In 1806, on their way to the Falls of the Ohio and then Washington after the expedition, Lewis and Clark stopped in Vincennes; Lewis wrote from Vincennes on October 30 to Secretary of War Henry Dearborn. The expedition explored lands of the Louisiana Purchase and the Pacific Northwest, 1803-1806.
 
Erected 2006 by Indiana Historical Bureau, Ohio River Chapter - Lewis & Clark Trail Heritage Foundation, National Park Service, Indiana Lewis & Clark Bicentennial Commission & IDNR. (Marker Number 42.2006.1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers, and the Lewis & Clark Expedition marker series.
 
Location. 38° 41.136′ N, 87° 31.535′ W. Marker is in Vincennes, Indiana, in Knox County. Marker is on Park Street west of Harrison Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. located at William
Side "B" - - William Henry Harrison - & - Lewis & Clark Expedition Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 10, 2009
2. Side "B" - - William Henry Harrison - & - Lewis & Clark Expedition Marker
William Henry Harrison's home ("Grouseland") can be seen in the background in this photo. "Grouseland" is only these short steps away and is well worth the walk!!
Henry Harrison's home ("Grouseland") on "Park Street" in Vincennes, which is now closed to vehicle traffic. Marker is in this post office area: Vincennes IN 47591, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sarah Knox Taylor (a few steps from this marker); Millstones from Emison Mills (a few steps from this marker); Indiana Territory (within shouting distance of this marker); "Grouseland" (within shouting distance of this marker); Samuel Thornton Scott (1777 - 1827 ) (within shouting distance of this marker); Vincennes University (within shouting distance of this marker); Chief Tecumseh (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Baty Place (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vincennes.
 
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Long View - - William Henry Harrison - & - Lewis & Clark Expedition Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 10, 2009
3. Long View - - William Henry Harrison - & - Lewis & Clark Expedition Marker
Note the marker to the left in the photo. . .
"Grouseland"  - - Sign image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 10, 2009
4. "Grouseland" - - Sign
Front View - - William Henry Harrison's Home  ("Grouseland") image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 10, 2009
5. Front View - - William Henry Harrison's Home ("Grouseland")
Side View - - "Grouseland" image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 10, 2009
6. Side View - - "Grouseland"
The marker is to the right of this photo. A few steps away > > >
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 13, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,442 times since then and 67 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 13, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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