He was a Revolutionary War hero.
Mel Hankla portrayed George Rogers Clark this afternoon at the Campus Martius museum.
The room was filled with spectators as he relayed his revolutionary war battles during 1777 and 1778, which doubled the United State's territory. He says George Rogers Clark's adventures are crucial to our America today, without him, the american border may not be north of the Ohio River.
"It kept the british from holding us into a very small area and it opened up the whole of the northwest territory, which is north of the Ohio River, west of the Allegheny, to the Great Lakes and to the Mississippi. And there is a real good chance, if he hadn't have done this, we would be standing in Canada, that the Canadian border would be the north side of the Ohio River," said Mel Hankla, Revolutionary War Reenactor.
The museum hosts reenactors the first Friday of every other month.