Great Sauk Trail - Merrillville, IN
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member cldisme
N 41° 29.155 W 087° 20.767
16T E 471105 N 4592758
Declared to be a segment of an early trans-continental road by the Indiana Sesquicentennial Commission in 1966
Waymark Code: WM3BKK
Location: Indiana, United States
Date Posted: 03/10/2008
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member kbarhow
Views: 38

The text of the marker reads:

GREAT SAUK (SAC) TRAIL(east-west through this point)

Part of a transcontinental trail used by prehistoric peoples of North America, it passed through modern Detroit, Rock Island, and Davenport in the Midwest. The trail was important into the 19th century.

Erected by Indiana Sesquicentennial Commission 1966

In a residential neighborhood, the marker is sitting on a center median on Van Buren Street, just north of 73rd Avenue in Merrillville, IN. You may wonder why such a marker would be located here. It becomes more appearent when you discover 73rd Avenue once was US Route 30 - which was based on early footpaths.
Feature Discription: Historical Marker

Web address for the route: [Web Link]

Secondary Web Address: [Web Link]

Beginning of the road: Detroit, MI

End of the road: Rock Island, IL

Visit Instructions:
We ask that if you visit the site, please include a unique picture with your impressions of the location. If possible, and if you are not too shy, please include yourself and your group in the photo. Extra points will be given for your best buffalo imitation or if you are licking something salty.
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