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Great grandson of Champ Clark speaks at bridge groundbreaking

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Ben Clark is the Great-Grandson of Champ Clark. Ben Clark is the Great-Grandson of Champ Clark.
LOUISIANA, Mo. (WGEM) -

Ben Clark spoke to the crowd gathered at the riverfront in Louisiana for the groundbreaking of the new Champ Clark Bridge. 

He is the great grandson of Champ Clark, and he said he is constantly surprised at how much the surrounding community knows about his great grandfather. 

He is also excited to have his legacy live on with the new bridge.

"Historical figures are forgotten so quickly, and the fact that people in this part of the world, both on the Missouri and Illinois side do value him, and do remember him is really heartwarming." Clark said.

Clark also said that the entire groundbreaking experience gave him the feeling of skating on cloud nine.

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