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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.


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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