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New Purchase Boundary (Treaty of St. Mary's)

Location: SR 18, 2.5 miles west of US 52 in Fowler, 0.5 mile east of US 41. (Benton County, Indiana)

Erected by Indiana Sesquicentennial Commission, 1966

ID# : 04.1966.1

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In October 1818, Purchasing Commissioners Lewis Cass, Benjamin Parke and Governor Jonathan Jennings acquired Indian claims on the land shown on this marker. About one-third of modern Indiana, was involved in this transaction. [map]

Keywords

Early Settlement and Exploration, American Indian/Native American, Government Institutions