Sun April 28, 2013
Two Southern Indiana Landmarks on Endangered List
Two southern Indiana sites are on the latest list of the state’s Most Endangered Places, compiled by the preservation group Indiana Landmarks.
One of the places, the Old Clarksville Site, is a holdover from last year.
The nearly 300 acre site along the Ohio River includes remnants of pre-historic settlements, and the spot where Lewis and Clark launched their expedition of the western U.S. in 1803.
Preservationists say the Old Clarksville Site is being eroded by a nearby dam operated by the Army Corps of Engineers. They’re asking the Corps to look into ways to protect the shoreline.
New to the endangered list is the Eagle Cotton Mill in Madison. Built in 1884, the industrial landmark was purchased in 2007 by a businessman who intended to turn it into a resort, but those plans were thwarted by the recession.