Indiana

A partially constructed pyramid, which has now been long abandoned. Bedford, the "Limestone Capital of the World," received over $700,000 in government grants to build an eight-story replica of the Great Pyramid out of native limestone. Work proceeded until...

There are hundreds of cold storage warehouses in the USA, supporting the refrigerated and frozen food industry. They tend to be in logistically strategic locations, and are often rather large. Atlas Cold Storage operates this one. Storage areas range from...

The town of Wakarusa, as it appeared in 1965, is reproduced in miniature in this museum. The model town, which presently consists of over 165 buidings, is made to scale (1 inch to 5 foot), and was constructed by DeVon Rose over a period of 35 years. The...

Burns Harbor is the easternmost of the three large steel mills on the shore of Lake Michigan. This was the last large integrated steel plant to be made in the U.S.A., built from scratch by Bethlehem Steel in 1964. It produces 4.7 million tons of raw steel per...

ConAgra’s Indianapolis facility is a major processed oils and margarine plant, producing much of the product for the company’s Blue Bonnet, Parkay, and Fleischmann’s brands.

Fair Oaks Farms, in northern Indiana, is one of the largest dairies in the nation. It is close enough to metropolitan Chicago to attract school children and the public for tours.  It is increasingly common for dairy operations to develop a public face,...

A chemical waste site with a capacity of 2,800,000 cubic yards, operated by Chemical Waste Management, a subsidiary of waste giant WMX Technologies. One of less than 30 commercial chemical waste sites in the country.

The Gary Works of U.S. Steel is the second largest steel works operating in the USA, producing 7.5 million tons of steel per year, employing more than 6,000 people. It is separated from the Indiana Harbor Works, the largest plant, by a mile of beach,...

The Air Reserve Base is home to an Air Force refueling wing, located on the former grounds of Grissom Air Force Base, a former bomber base which closed October 1994. Sharing the former Air Force Base facilities is the civilian Grissom Aeroplex airport.

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Indiana Harbor, east of Chicago, is the largest steel complex in the USA, producing 10 million tons of steel per year. Historically it was two separate plants, now known as the East Works, and the West Works. The East Works was established by Inland Steel in...

One of the larger "waste-to-energy" plants in the country, this one handles over 2,000 tons per day at a 23.5 acre site. Operated by the Covanta Corporation.

A former major firing range and weapons test site in southern Indiana. Since 1941, 23 million test rounds have been fired here, with an estimated 1.4 million unexploded devices, including armor-piercing uranium-tipped rounds, left strewn about the site. Some...

A munitions plant and chemical weapons stockpile site, Newport was the location of the production of TNT, Heavy Water, and, ending in 1968, VX nerve agent. Contamination at the 7,104 acre site is being addressed, and the VX agent stockpile is being...

The Second Principal Meridian runs north/south through the middle of the entire state of Indiana, forming an initial point when it intersects a baseline at the southern end. This was the point from which all of the state of Indiana was surveyed, with the...

Tyson Meat’s pork plant in Logansport, Indiana, employs nearly 2,000 people.