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In 1779 George Rogers Clark (1752-1818) led his army from Kaskaskia through this area to Vincennes, Indiana, where they captured Fort Sackville from the British. At the time of Illinois statehood in 1818, several taverns were located along the Vincennes-St. Louis Trail. This building is named from being near the midpoint of the trail.
The two-story frame structure was “reconstructed” in the early 1970s.