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Near Rolling Prairie in LaPorte County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Fort Wayne-Fort Dearborn Trail

 
 
Fort Wayne-Fort Dearborn Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By M. Bowyer, April 21, 2007
1. Fort Wayne-Fort Dearborn Trail Marker
Inscription.  Sauk (sac) Indian Trail, a southwest fork of the Fort Wayne-Fort Dearborn Trail, was an early route travelled by Indians from Rock Island, Illinois to Detroit, Michigan to collect their annuities from the British for their services in the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812. Pioneers used this as a cross country trading route.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansRoads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1812.
 
Location. 41° 40.277′ N, 86° 36.069′ W. Marker is near Rolling Prairie, Indiana, in LaPorte County. Marker is on U.S. 20 west of State Road 2, on the right when traveling east. It is in rest area, between US 20 and Oak Knoll Road (original Lincoln Hwy). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rolling Prairie IN 46371, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rolling Prairie School Honor Roll (approx. 0.6 miles away); Rolling Prairie School (approx. 0.6 miles away); New Carlisle Civil War Memorial
"Worn" side of the marker. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By M. Bowyer, April 21, 2007
2. "Worn" side of the marker.
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(approx. 4.6 miles away); New Carlisle World War II Honor Roll (approx. 5.4 miles away); New Carlisle Founded (approx. 5.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rolling Prairie.
 
More about this marker. One side of the marker was very worn and difficult to read. The other side was in much better shape.
 
Additional keywords. Old Sauk Trail
 
The rest area where the marker was located. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By M. Bowyer
3. The rest area where the marker was located.
Broader view of the rest area image. Click for full size.
Photographed By M. Bowyer, April 21, 2007
4. Broader view of the rest area
The rest area contains a water pump and picnic tables as well. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By M. Bowyer, April 21, 2007
5. The rest area contains a water pump and picnic tables as well.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 23, 2007, by M. Bowyer of Indianapolis, Indiana. This page has been viewed 2,118 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 23, 2007, by M. Bowyer of Indianapolis, Indiana. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
 
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Jul. 3, 2022