Portage Off The Beaten Path

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    Nike Missle Site

    by sambarnett Updated Apr 4, 2011

    A rusting remnant of the Cold War. Nike Missle sites like these were strategically places in rings around major US cities and industrial sights, in defense against a Soviet air attack. This particular one, classified C-47, guarded Chicago and the Indiana steel mills. Empty since 1974, there was some talk about preserving it as an historical site.

       Located south of Portage, in the unincorporated community of Wheeler, C-47 is fenced in with many prominent "No Tresspassing" signs. I believe the state owns the land. Didn't get much of a look, but it appears most of the buildings still stand.

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    Inland Marsh

    by sambarnett Written Feb 25, 2003
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    Ten thousand years ago Lake Michigan, 25 feet higher than it is today, formed the Tolleston Dunes. Now these high ridges can be viewed along the 2.6 mile Inland Marsh trail. The entrance to the trail is about 1.5 miles east of County Line Road, along US 12. The best views of the marsh can be had from the Inland Marsh Overlook, just over a half a mile west of the trail parking lot.

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