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Sylvan Lake

Location: SR 9, Sycamore Park, Sylvan Lake dam & outlet site, Rome City. (Noble County, Indiana)

Erected 1992 Indiana Historical Bureau and Rome City Chautauqua Committee

ID# : 57.1992.1

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Created 1837-1838 as reservoir for proposed canal link between Fort Wayne and Lake Michigan. Part of 1836 internal improvements program. Popular resort area; site of Chautauqua, 1878-1906. Provided hydraulic power. Earthen dam on Elkhart River impounds 630 acres of water.

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