Day 06 - Ottawa to Mendota - John Gorentz
Indian Boundary Line in Clarion Township

Indian Boundary Line in Clarion Township

The elevators and grain bins here look like they are arranged for a railroad siding. Whether or not that's why they were originally built that way, the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy railroad did in fact coincide with the old Indian boundary for about six miles from here to the west. The gravel road doesn't go on for six miles, though. It's a public road but serves as a farm lane that ends at the farmstead on the horizon.

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