Louisville – General George Rogers Clark Statue

The rain was becoming rather heavy at this point, but this statue pointing towards the Ohio River looked interesting. It’s of General George Rogers Clark, who was one of the most senior members of the US army in their battle for independence from Britain. This statue was designed by Felix de Weldon who was born in Australia, but became known as one America’s finest sculptors.

Clark died in Louisville in 1818 at the age of 65, although he struggled with money due to not being reimbursed by the state of Virginia for some of his military costs. The state only corrected this after his death when they gave his family $30,000 and they continued to make payments until 1913.