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Visit Clarksville's Annual
Lewis and Clark Festival

October 2, 2010

Lewis & Clark Events Calendar

Indiana residents,
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at any license branch.
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  William Clark and Meriwether Lewis left from Clarksville on October 26, 1803 to begin the Lewis and Clark Expedition to explore the Louisiana Purchase .  The departure site was the home site of George Rogers Clark, older brother of William Clark.  The Clarksville and Louisville areas are where the recruitment, enlistment and training of the "Corps of Discovery" took place.   The area is also referred to as "Clark's Point"; "Falls of the Ohio."
Lewis and Clark returned to Clarksville in November, 1806 before parting company.  Come join the celebration to mark the end of the Corps of Discovery at the Falls of the Ohio River... where they joined forces - and where they parted company.



A Homecoming Celebration!

Join us at the Falls of the Ohio State Park where today, a cabin dating from the early 1 9th century, similar to the original George Rogers Clark cabin, stands on the site overlooking the Ohio River. The site is on the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail. The Falls of the Ohio State Park staff maintains the cabin and staffs it; groups are welcome and reservations for guided tours are available. The Lewis and Clark Festival is held here annually.

The George Rogers Clark home site in Clarksville has been designated by the National Park Service as an official site associated with the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail.  The home site is located on Harrison Avenue in Clarksville and is part of the Falls of the Ohio State Park. This site is where Meriwether Lewis and William Clark (younger brother of George Rogers Clark) departed to begin their expedition to explore the west on October 26, 1803 and returned to in November, 1806.

In October of 2003, Louisville, Kentucky and Clarksville,  Indiana hosted the second of fifteen National Signature Events commemorating the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial.   

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