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Historical Marker:

To Victory, February 25, 1779


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Location:
The marker is located in St. Francisville, at the intersection of 13th Street and Main Street, in front of the St. Francisville Women's Club Community Log Cabin.
Latitude:
38.5915
Longitude:
-87.6535
Dedication Date:
08/31/1935
Dedication By:
St. Francisville Woman's Club and The Illinois State Historical Society.

Marker Description:
On February 5, 1779 Colonel George Rogers Clark and his army began the difficult march from Kaskaskia to Fort Sackville at Vincennes. At daybreak on February 21, they began to cross the swollen Wabash near here. They went on to capture Fort Sackville and thus establish a firm American foothold in the northwest.
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