Not long ago I shared photos of the new historic marker on the Michigan Road at Sycamore Row. It’s one of several historic markers along the 270-mile route built in the 1830s.

One marker is not far from my home in Boone County. Placed in 1966, it tells the road’s story in thumbnail.

Michigan Road marker

This marker received a restoration since I first photographed it in 2008. The Indiana Historical Bureau, which manages these markers statewide, seeks volunteers to repaint faded markers. This one found its volunteer somewhere along the way.

Historical marker

This marker stands on the west side of the road, at Valley Meadow Road, which is north of E CR 550 S and south of E CR 500 S in Boone County.

Michigan Road marker

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5 responses to “Michigan Road historic marker in Boone County, Indiana”

  1. Andy Umbo Avatar
    Andy Umbo

    Wow, that’s a pretty professional looking paint job for a volunteer! Looks great!

      1. Andy Umbo Avatar
        Andy Umbo

        Ha! LOVE the instructions! Good for any roadside signs anywhere!

  2. Rich Avatar

    Nice restoration. Looks like this one was either sent back to Sewah Studios for restoration or refurbished by someone who knows what they are doing in terms of stripping and painting metal.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Hm, I never considered that one of these could be sent back to the manufacturer!

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