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Michigan City in LaPorte County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Battle of Trail Creek

 

— Dec. 5, 1780 —

 
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By Duane Hall, April 5, 2014
1. Battle of Trail Creek Marker
Inscription.  In the aftermath of George Rogers Clark’s conquest, skirmishers from Cahokia led by Capt. B. Hamelin and Lt. T. Brady, who had raided Fort St. Joseph, were defeated and captured near here by fur-trader Etienne Champion and Potawatomi allies of the British.
 
Erected by Indiana Society, Colonial Dames XVII Century.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the The Colonial Dames XVII Century, National Society series list.
 
Location. 41° 43.136′ N, 86° 52.407′ W. Marker is in Michigan City, Indiana, in LaPorte County. Marker is at the intersection of Liberty Trail and E. 8th Street, on the right when traveling north on Liberty Trail. Marker is located in front of the park hall in Krueger Memorial Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 801 Liberty Trail, Michigan City IN 46360, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Camp Anderson (approx. 0.7 miles away); Michigan City Civil War Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles
Battle of Trail Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 5, 2014
2. Battle of Trail Creek Marker
In front of park hall in Krueger Memorial Park
away); Michigan City World War II Memorial (approx. 1.2 miles away); Saint Stanislaus Cemetery World War II Memorial (approx. 1.2 miles away); First Log Cabin in Michigan City (approx. 1˝ miles away); P.F.C. Kenneth L. Scott Memorial (approx. 1˝ miles away); The Lincoln Funeral Train (approx. 1˝ miles away); Barker Civic Center (approx. 1˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Michigan City.
 
Battle of Trail Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 5, 2014
3. Battle of Trail Creek Marker
Near intersection of Liberty Trail and E. 8th Street
Battle of Trail Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 5, 2014
4. Battle of Trail Creek Marker
View to north along Liberty Trail
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 8, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 920 times since then and 143 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 8, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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