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Portage in Porter County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Willow Creek Confrontation

 
 
Willow Creek Confrontation Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, April 3, 2013
1. Willow Creek Confrontation Marker
Inscription.  As railroad lines expanded through U.S., conflict occurred between competing lines. Michigan Central Railroad, with track in Porter County since 1851, briefly defied state militia and court orders (1874) to allow Baltimore and Ohio Railroad to cross its track. Crossing was built at Willow Creek Station.
 
Erected 1995 by Indiana Historical Bureau. (Marker Number 64.1995.2.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the Indiana Historical Bureau Markers series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1851.
 
Location. 41° 35.305′ N, 87° 11.015′ W. Marker is in Portage, Indiana, in Porter County. Marker can be reached from Willow Creek Rd, 0.1 miles north of Portage Ave. Marker is located in the southeast corner of Woodland Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2100 Willow Creek Rd, Portage IN 46368, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ogden Dunes Ski Jump (approx. 2.3 miles away); Potawatomi Trail (approx.
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3 miles away); Legacy of Steel (approx. 3.4 miles away); History of Marquette Park (approx. 4.2 miles away); Southern Point of Lake Michigan (approx. 4.3 miles away); Shipwreck Archeology (approx. 4.3 miles away); Tuskegee Airmen Remembered (approx. 4.4 miles away); Octave Chanute (approx. 4.4 miles away).
 
Regarding Willow Creek Confrontation. The railroad tracks that cross near the marker are now operated by CSX Transportation and Norfolk Southern.
 
Willow Creek Confrontation Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, April 3, 2013
2. Willow Creek Confrontation Marker
Railroad tracks in background
Railroad tracks of CSX Transportation headed towards the crossing image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, April 3, 2013
3. Railroad tracks of CSX Transportation headed towards the crossing
Aerial Image showing crossing of railroad tracks image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mapquest, April 5, 2013
4. Aerial Image showing crossing of railroad tracks
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 5, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 720 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 5, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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