Near Hamlet in Starke County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
La Salle in Indiana
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In 1679, La Salle and his men came to present Indiana traveling on St. Joseph and Kankakee rivers. They canoed down the meandering Kankakee River through vast marsh-swamp-dune ecosystems-which covered over 625 square miles and teemed with game including fish, waterfowl, and mammals. Kankakee River forms part of northern and northwestern boundary of Starke County.
Erected 2000 by Indiana Historical Bureau and Starke County Historical Society. (Marker Number 75.2000.1.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers marker series.
Location. Touch for map. Located off U.S. 30 (Lincoln Highway). West of Hamlet (5.5 miles) to County Road 50E. Turn south where it becomes E Yellowstone Trail. Follow it 1/2 mile to where the road turns south and changes names to N Range Road. Marker is in this post office area: Hamlet IN 46532, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lincoln's Gettysburg Address (approx. 7.8 miles away); Starke County Honor Rolls (approx. 7.8 miles away); President Abraham Lincoln’s Funeral Train (approx. 10.7 miles away); Chicago - New York Electric Air Line Railroad (approx. 12 miles away); Door Village Fort (approx. 12.8 miles away); Door Village School (approx. 12.9 miles away); Pinhook Methodist Church and Cemetery (approx. 14.2 miles away); Civil War Camps (approx. 14.3 miles away).
Also see . . . "Indiana Everglades" ::. Courtesy of the "Kankakee Valley Historical Society" - a review of the wetlands (Submitted on June 6, 2011.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 18, 2008, by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana. This page has been viewed 3,272 times since then and 96 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on January 18, 2008, by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.