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Merrillville in Lake County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Great Sauk (Sac) Trail

(east-west through this point)

 
 
Great Sauk (Sac) Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 29, 2009
1. Great Sauk (Sac) Trail Marker
Inscription.
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 1966 by Indiana Sesquicentennial Commission. (Marker Number 45.1966.1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers marker series.
 
Location. 41° 29.154′ N, 87° 20.768′ W. Marker is in Merrillville, Indiana, in Lake County. Marker is at the intersection of Van Buren Street and 73rd Avenue (Old Lincoln Highway), in the median on Van Buren Street. Click for map. Marker is about 400 feet south of Homer Iddings Elementary School, and across 73rd Avenue from St. Andrew the Apostle Roman Catholic Church. Marker is in this post office area: Merrillville IN 46410, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Physician (approx. 1.4 miles away); W.W.II Triangle Memorial (approx. 4.5 miles away); The Old Lake County Courthouse, 1878 (approx. 4.8 miles away); Hobart (Indiana) Patriotic Honor Rolls
Great Sauk (Sac) Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 29, 2009
2. Great Sauk (Sac) Trail Marker
Iddings School in background.
(approx. 5.7 miles away); Dutch in the Calumet Region (approx. 6.5 miles away); Froebel School (approx. 7.1 miles away); Stewart Settlement House (approx. 7.1 miles away); St. John Township School District #2 (approx. 7.4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Sauk Trail. (Submitted on February 21, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,286 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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