- Associated Press - Monday, June 22, 2015

VINCENNES, Ind. (AP) - A project is being planned to raise a Wabash River levee to better protect the grounds of the southwestern Indiana memorial to Revolutionary War figure George Rogers Clark.

Vincennes officials say that work to raise the George Rogers Clark National Historical Park’s southern lawn is needed so the city’s earthen levee meets new federal standards.

The Vincennes Sun-Commercial reports (http://bit.ly/1evqC7Y ) levee superintendent Hunter Pinnell hopes to have the park work done by the end of this year. The work at the park is part of a total project costing about $350,000.

Federal officials have spent several million dollars in recent years on repairs to the memorial that opened in the 1930s honoring Clark, who led American forces to defeat the British at Fort Sackville in Vincennes in 1779.

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Information from: Vincennes Sun-Commercial, http://www.vincennes.com

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