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Willow Creek Confrontation

Location: SE corner of Woodland Park, 2100 Willow Creek Road, Portage. (Porter County, Indiana)

Erected 1995 Indiana Historical Bureau

ID# : 64.1995.2

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As railroad lines expanded through U.S., conflict occurred between competing lines. Michigan Central Railroad, with track in Porter County since 1851, briefly defied state militia and court orders (1874) to allow Baltimore and Ohio Railroad to cross its track. Crossing was built at Willow Creek Station.

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Transportation, Business, Industry, and Labor