History Of Vincennes, Indiana

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History Of Vincennes, Indiana

  1. 1. History of Vincennes, Indiana Standard: 3.1: Students will describe how significant people, events and developments have shaped their own community and region; compare their community to other communities in the region in other times and places; and use a variety of resources to gather information about the past.
  2. 2. Vincennes, Indiana <ul><li>Was founded in 1732 as a French fur trading post. It’s the oldest city in Indiana. Was also the capital of Indiana from 1800-1813. </li></ul><ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vincennes,_Indiana </li></ul>
  3. 3. George Roger Clark <ul><li>The life of George Roger Clark and his capture of Fort Sackville and Vincennes in 1779. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.nndb.com/people/271/000049124/ </li></ul>
  4. 4. George Rogers Clark Memorial <ul><li>Memorial represents the capture if fort Sackville by George Roger Clark and his frontiersmen in February 25, 1779. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.nps.gov/gero/historyculture/memorial.htm </li></ul>
  5. 5. Inside George Rogers Clark Memorial <ul><li>Inside the memorial. Provides more visuals and more of an understanding for the capture of Fort Sackville. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.nps.gov/gero/historyculture/inside.htm </li></ul>
  6. 6. Indian Mound <ul><li>Two large mounds that stand over Vincennes. The actual names are Upper and Lower Sugarloaf. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.vincennes.org/content.asp?page=1&code=attractions </li></ul><ul><li>http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/p/m/f3bb0/ </li></ul>
  7. 7. William Henry Harrison <ul><li>The life about William Henry Harrison and how he served the shortest time as being President. </li></ul><ul><li>http://millercenter.org/academic/americanpresident/harrison/essays/biography/1 </li></ul>
  8. 8. Grouseland <ul><li>The home of William Henry Harrison, the 9 th President of the United States. Was built in 1803-1804. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.grouselandfoundation.org/Grouseland/Home.html </li></ul>
  9. 9. Fort Knox II <ul><li>State Historic Site was the western most federal outpost for several years (1803-1813). In 1811, William Henry Harrison gathered his troops there. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.spiritofvincennes.org/rendezvous/historic/fortknox.htm </li></ul>
  10. 10. Indiana Territory Capital <ul><li>Built in 1805 as a tailor ship, the Red House is a small two-story building. The House chamber is arranged as it might been when the Legislature met there. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.indianamuseum.org/sites/vincindi.html </li></ul>
  11. 11. Tecumseh <ul><li>A Native American leader who took an active role in confronting William Henry Harrison in Vincennes. </li></ul><ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tecumseh </li></ul>
  12. 12. Elihu Stout <ul><li>Was brought to Vincennes by William Henry Harrison and started to print the first newspaper there. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.vcsc.k12.in.us/tcr/lane/stout.htm </li></ul>
  13. 13. Stout Print Shop <ul><li>In 1804, Harrison asked Stout to print the laws of the Territory (Vincennes). Also where the first newspaper was printed. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.vcsc.k12.in.us/tcr/hometownvigo/Stout/Stout.htm </li></ul>
  14. 14. Abraham Lincoln <ul><li>The life about Abraham Lincoln and his significance to Vincennes. </li></ul><ul><li>http://sc94.ameslab.gov/TOUR/alincoln.html </li></ul>
  15. 15. Lincoln Memorial Bridge <ul><li>Crossing the Wabash River into Illinois. Marks the point where Abraham Lincoln crossed the Wabash aboard a ferry on his way to Illinois in 1830. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WM50NW_Lincoln_Memorial_Bridge_Vincennes_IN </li></ul>
  16. 16. The U.S.S Vincennes Monument <ul><li>Located at the foot of the Lincoln Memorial Bridge, commorates the four naval ships named for our community. </li></ul><ul><li>http://wapedia.mobi/en/USS_Vincennes_(1826) </li></ul>

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