While walking around Louisville we happened upon a large bronze statue overlooking the Ohio River. "His name was York - just York, nothing more, for he was a slave who had no legal right to own anything, even a last name. York was a slave, the personal body servant of Captain William Clark. York had been born into the Clark household and probably began his service to William Clark as a young boy. They were reported to be about the same age, but York was a servant to young William Clark. When William Clark joined with Meriwether Lewis to search for a route from the Missouri River to the Pacific Ocean, he took his slave with him. York worked alongside the other men. He carried a gun and hunted for food like the others. He shared in the dangers, work, and he traveled to the shore of the Pacific Ocean.
OK, our last stop for the day…The Louisville Slugger Museum and manufacturing plant.