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Tuesday, June 8, 2004 - Clarksville, Indiana
The drive to Clarksville, Indiana (across the Ohio River from Louisville) is about 425 miles via I70 and I71. The Interstates do not follow the river very closely, which is understandable given the meandering flow of the river. We actually saw the river just three times at crossings in Wheeling, Cincinnati, and Louisville. We stayed in Clarksville, near the Falls of the Ohio, where Clark joined Lewis in 1803, thus technically, the beginning point of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. William Clark was staying here with his brother, George Rogers Clark, in a log cabin overlooking the falls. A replica of the homesite now stands at the site.
They picked up a few recruits from Kentucky and Indiana here, and proceeded down the Ohio on the keelboat and two pirogues.