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Michigan Road

Michigan Road

Location: West side of US 421, north of 121st Street, north & east of Zionsville. (Boone County, Indiana)

Erected by Indiana Sesquicentennial Commission, 1966

ID# : 06.1966.2

Learn more about the forced removal of the Potawatomi to create the Michigan Road through the Indiana History Blog.

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With proceeds from the sale of 170, 580 acres of Indian land granted by the Federal Government, Indiana built its first north-south road. Surveyed 1829, passable by 1834, "completed" in 1837, its cost was $242, 000.00. [map]

Keywords

Transportation, American Indian/Native American