“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Wabash in Wabash County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

Paradise Spring Historical Park

Paradise Spring Riverwalk

Paradise Spring Historical Park Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, August 13, 2014
1. Paradise Spring Historical Park Marker
Inscription.  Paradise Spring Historical Park is rich with history. In 1826, United States representatives met on this site with the chiefs of the Miami and the Potowatami tribes. A treaty was signed allowing for white settlement of land in northern Indiana and southern Michigan.

A portion of the Wabash and Erie Canal ran though the site from 1834 to 1872. In 1902 an electric urban railroad was built on the towpath of the abandoned canal. The Public Service Corporation operated the electric rail until 1938.

In 1856 the first train arrived in Wabash. The Cincinnati, Wabash, and Michigan Railroad, long since known as the Big Four (Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago, and St. Louis Railroad) was constructed through Wabash County. A portion of that railroad line passes to the east of the park and remains in operation to this day.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansRailroads & StreetcarsWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1826.
Location. 40° 47.727′ N, 85° 48.946′ W. Marker is in Wabash, Indiana, in Wabash County
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. Marker can be reached from S. Huntington Street south of E. Fulton Street. Marker is located in the southern part of Paradise Spring Park east of the parking lot; the above directions are to the park’s southwest parking lot. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wabash IN 46992, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Settler's Cabin (within shouting distance of this marker); The Wabash River (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Big Four Railroad (about 400 feet away); Storage Cabin (about 600 feet away); Council House (about 600 feet away); Kin-Com-A-Ong Spring (about 600 feet away); The Wabash River and the Big Four Cut (about 600 feet away); Quarters of Captain Frederick R. Kintner (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wabash.
Paradise Spring Park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, August 13, 2014
2. Paradise Spring Park
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 26, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 372 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 26, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.

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Dec. 1, 2023