Monday, August 20, 2012

Drought dries up Indiana reservoir to reveal remnants of ghost town submerged since 1965

As the worst drought in decades continues to plague large swaths of the nation’s breadbasket, a tale of archaeological intrigue has emerged to provide a silver lining.

As Indiana's Salamonie Lake dries up, a former town has surfaced after being submerged for nearly half a century.

The unrelenting drought has uncovered the long-buried remnants of Monument City which was one of three tiny towns sacrificed when the Salamonie reservoir was created in 1965.

The tiny town was established in the late 1870s and covered a mere 13 acres or so. Read More