Quality Inn Vincennes
600 OLD WHEATLAND ROAD, Vincennes, IN 47591
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George Rogers Clark Memorial
Statue of Francis Vigo overlooking the Wabash Rive
Part of War Memorial at Knox Co. Courthouse
Travel Tips for Vincennes
In honor of ME
Yup, nothin' quite like entering a town and finding out they've named a street after you. (Oddly enough, the street two blocks from Barnett Street is Nicholas, my middle name. There doesn't appear to be a Samuel Street. Yet....) The last time I was at this intersection I found a used condom on the sidewalk.
As my sister and I were leaving the area of The Old French House and walking toward a new adventure, we happened to notice a bolder and an explanation marker beside it. Of course, we stopped to investigate.
This is what the marker had as an explanation:
"This boulder was originally used as a step to mount horses at the home, near Vincennes, of Christopher Wyant, second sheriff of Knox County, Northwest Territory.
It is an old Vincennes legend that on this boulder, Jefferson Davis proposed marriage to Sarah Knox Taylor, daughter of General, and later President Zachary Taylor. They were married June 17, 1835 in Louisville, Kentucky. The bride died in less than three months at the Davis plantation in Mississippi. In 1861, the groom became the President of the Confederate States of America"
I think that part of the thrill of travel is finding small "tid bits" about legend, "here say", and fact that add to the human side of history. So, keep your eyes peeled as you travel to discover all that the past has to offer.
Lincoln Trail State Memorial
Cross into Illinois over the Wabash River on the Lincoln Memorial Bridge to see memorial commemorating Abe Lincoln's move into Illinos. Dedicated in 1938, the monument features a bronze statue of young Lincoln amist a bas-relief of the traveling party. The incriptions reads:
"In the late winter of 1830, a few weeks after his 21st birthday Abraham Lincoln passed this way with his father's family, entering the state of Illinois for the first time."
Indiana Military Museum, Inc.
The Pamphlet pictures is about the Indiana Military Museum, Inc. Because of time restraints, we were unable to visit it. That is a shame because it is reputed to possess one of the best overall collections of military memorabilia in the country!
They display military vehicles, uniforms, insignia, artillery, and related artifacts that span the Civil War to the Desert Storm
They also have a This museum has the General Officers collection that's one of the best outside of West Point.
The Indiana Military Museum is "dedicated to fostering the memory, understanding, and appreciation of U.S. military history, by maintaing, operating, and preserving the vintage vehicles, weaponry, uniforms, and artifacts which represent the strength and freedom of our American heritage" [a direct quote from the museum's literature]
Spring, Summer, Fall: 12:00 noon-4:00 p.m. Daily
Winter by appointment
Vincennes, IN U.S.A
"George Rogers Clark Memorial"
The oldest city in Indiana, Vincennes was founded as a French fur trading outpost in 1732. The George Rogers Clark Memorial is the largest monument of its type outside of Washington D.C. Vincennes is home to Fort Sackville, site of the western-most battle of the Revolutionary War.
Visit Grouseland, the home of William Henry Harrison, ninth President of the United States.
"Bridge over the Wabash River"
There are two Indians carved into the limestone entryway of this bridge. The bridge connects Indiana to Illinois in the city of Vincennes. The bridge is located beside the George Rogers Clark Memorial.
"Bridge over the Wabash River"
A view of the bridges arcing spans.
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