Salamonie Reservoir

Local News
4:57 pm
Tue July 24, 2012

Drought Reveals Remnants of Indiana Town Submerged in '67

Photo from WANE, Fort Wayne, Indiana

The extended drought has brought has given people in northeastern Indiana a glimpse of history. 

Receding waters in the Salamonie Reservoir have revealed the remains of Monument City.   It was one of several small towns bulldozed and submerged to make way for the Army Corps of Engineers flood control project. 

What was left of Monument City had been under water since 1967, but the reservoir is now 14 feet below its regular summer level, revealing stone foundations, roads and the remnants of trees.

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