Clarksville, Indiana/Louisville, Kentucky:
On October 14,
1803, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark met in Louisville, Kentucky,
thus forming one of the most famous and successful partnerships in
history. On October 26, 1803, Lewis and Clark together with the
nucleus of the Corps of Discovery, set off down the Ohio River on their
westward journey, returning in November 1806.
Kentucky Derby Museum, Louisville, Kentucky: Located at
Churchill Downs, the museum chronicles the history of this historic
track and the Kentucky Derby, including information on Meriwether Lewis
Clark, Jr., the grandson of William Clark, and the founder of both
Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby.
704 Central Ave, Louisville, KY 40208-1212
Historic Locust Grove,
Kentucky: Locust Grove is a National Historic Landmark on 55
acres of the original 694 acre farm established by William and Lucy
Clark Croghan in 1790.
561 Blankenbaker Ln, Louisville, KY 40207-1168
Filson Historical Society,
Kentucky: Holds a nationally significant Lewis and Clark
collection. Items include six expedition date letters written by William
Clark and one by Meriwether Lewis; letters, a diary, and documents
related to the expedition; 1817 portrait of Clark; bighorn sheep
collected during the journey.
1310 S 3rd St, Louisville, KY 40208-2306
Belvedere/Riverfront Plaza, Louisville, Kentucky: Features
the YORK Statue dedicated on
October 14, 2003.
Falls of the
Ohio State Park and Interpretive Center, Clarksville, Indiana:
statue of Lewis and Clark was dedicated to the memory of
Stephen E. Ambrose on October 26, 2003.
201 W Riverside Dr, Clarksville, IN 47129-3148
Travel Notes: This a region rich in history and tradition. For
centuries before the coming of the Europeans it was home to a succession
of native cultures who established villages along the Ohio River and its
tributaries. When French and English explorers began arriving during the
18th century, they encountered bands belonging to such tribes as the
Shawnee, Miami, Potawatomi, and Wyandotte.
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