William Clark (1770-1838)
Born in Va.; bro. of Geo. Rogers Clark; came here in 1785, in Ky. Militia & US Army, where he met Meriwether Lewis. Together they led 1803-1806 mission to Pacific. Stayed in govt. service; moved to St. Louis in 1808.
Sponsored by Ky. Lewis & Clark Bicentennial Commission, Falls of the Ohio Lewis & Clark Bicentennial Committee, The Filson Historical Society, Ohio River Chapter- Lewis & Clark Trail Heritage Foundation, National Park Service.
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Lewis and Clark
Louisville & Falls of the Ohio played key role in 1803-06 Lewis & Clark Expedition to the Pacific. William Clark and first members enlisted here; Lewis & Clark met in Louisville Oct. 14, 1803; left area Oct. 26, 1803 & returned to Louisville Nov. 5, 1806.