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George Rogers Clark March Celebrates 235th Anniversary

This year marked the 235th year anniversary of Clark's army traveling through the area during the Revolutionary War. So on Saturday the community was invited to take that same journey, all 10 1/2 miles of it. Many even dressed the part, wearing traditional period costumes during the entire walk.
A decades old Knox County tradition kicked off Saturday morning, but this year it had a little something extra.

We're talking about the annual George Rogers Clark March in Vincennes.
   
This year marked the 235th year anniversary of Clark's army traveling through the area during the Revolutionary War.
   
So on Saturday the community was invited to take that same journey, all 10 1/2 miles of it.
   
Many even dressed the part, wearing traditional period costumes during the entire walk.
   
Those involved say it's  important to re-create such an big part of Vincennes' past.

"It's retracing history, we have to keep history alive, you need to know your background. George Rogers Clark didn't amazing thing in the 100 or so people with him to march," park volunteer Thomas Alexander.

Park superintendent Frank Doughman added: "When you go out and you participate in your in the same place in the same ground and you're learning by doing it's a whole different atmosphere. It becomes very interesting and intriguing."

Illinois State Representative David Rice also attended the march, and in honor of the day, he re-named Route 50 the George Rogers Clark Memorial Highway.
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