Indiana

A partially constructed pyramid, now long abandoned. In 1979, Bedford, the "Limestone Capital of the World," received over $700,000 in government grants to build an eight-story replica of the Great Pyramid of Cheops, as well as a 650-foot-long rendition of...

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 consists of over 165 buildings, is made to scale (1 inch to 5 foot), and was constructed by DeVon Rose over a period of 35 years. The museum was...

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 has the capacity to produce around 5 ...

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,...

Until its closure in 1998, the Adams Center Landfill was a hazardous waste site with a capacity of 2,800,000 cubic yards, operated by Chemical Waste Management, a subsidiary of waste giant WMX Technologies. It was one of fewer than 30 commercial hazardous...

The Gary Works of U.S. Steel is the second largest steel works operating in the USA, with a steelmaking capability of 7.5 million tons of steel per year, employing around 5,100 people. It is separated from the Indiana Harbor Works, the largest plant, by a...

The Air Reserve Base is home to the 434th Air Refueling Wing, located on the former grounds of Grissom Air Force Base, a  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, with the capacity to produce around 9.5 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...

One of the larger "waste-to-energy" plants (i.e. incinerators) in the country. The 21-acre facility can process around 2,175 tons of solid waste per day, producing in turn, at least 4,500 pounds of steam per ton. The steam is used as a heat source for many...

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 1.5 million unexploded devices, including armor-piercing uranium-tipped rounds, left strewn about the site. Some...

A former munitions plant and chemical weapons stockpile site, Newport was the chief location for the production of TNT, heavy water, and - until 1968 - VX nerve agent.  The Newport Chemical Depot was known as the Newport Army Ammunition Plant until 1995...

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.