Saturday we drove over to Vincennes, Indiana to see the George Rogers Clark memorial. The visitor center has a good movie that explains the important role that George Rogers Clark and his group of "Kentucky Long Knives" played in the Revolutionary War. The monument is built on the site of Fort Sackville, a British-held fort that Clack and his men were able to take, even though they were greatly outnumbered.
We have been inside the monument before, but it's closed right now for repairs. One of the levees along the Wabash River broke recently and flooded the basement of the monument. The real damage, according to my uncle, occurred when workmen were trying to pump the water out and the basement walls collapsed. The ranger told us it would be opening again soon.
I found this picture online that shows the interior of the monument:
I also found out that Liberty's Kids has Revolutionary collectors cards, so here's George Rogers Clark:
The children throwing rocks into the Wabash on the Illinois side of the river: