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Indiana State Boundary, Northwest Marker
looking southeast looking east looking southeast looking northwest
Three hundred feet south of Lake Michigan between Hammond and Chicago, stone construction, no visible markings.
So said Reports and Papers of Lake County, Indiana, Historical Association, Volume XII, 1966 (1970)
This monument was at the northwest corner of Indiana. Railroads and industry filled in Lake Michigan, leaving the obelisk inland from the new, man-made shoreline. The marker has been moved 190 feet north of its original location, to stop people from trespassing across industrial land to visit it. It is now in the little Allen J. Benson Park at the entrance to the State Line Generating Plant. Although the power station is in Indiana, it is only accessible (by road) from Illinois.
April, 1994, photographs
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