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Indiana Historical Bureau

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Clark State Forest

 

Location: US 31, Clark State Forest, 100 yards past entrance on south side of forest road, north Henryville. (Clark County, Indiana)

Erected 1992 Indiana Historical Bureau and Henryville Elementary Little Hoosiers

ID# : 10.1992.1

Visit Blogging Hoosier History to learn how students practiced forestry at the Purdue Forestry Summer Camp each summer.

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Indiana's oldest state forest, established 1903. Portions of Clark's Grant (1781) included in original 2, 000 acres. Experimental plantings and reforestation began 1904; became national models in scientific forestry. Multiple land uses include timber management, recreational activities, wildlife areas, and watershed protection.

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