Day 06 - Ottawa to Mendota - John Gorentz
Heading east on North 42nd Road

Heading east on North 42nd Road

Heading east along the Indian Boundary Line. I don't know that the boundary was a significant place in the lives of the Native people who lived here, although the treaty process that caused it to be surveyed certainly was. For the American settlers, it meant that land on the north (left) side of the line was not available for purchase until a very few years after the land on the south (right) side of the line was put up for sale.

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