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Another Indiana state park recognized on National Register

Posted at 11:31 AM, Apr 04, 2019

MARSHALL — Turkey Run State Park in western Indiana has been added to the National Register of Historic Places.

According to a news release from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, the designation recognizes the park's unique cultural value to Indiana as well as its national history. In order to be included on the register, the park had to meet specific criteria including its significance, age and integrity.

In order to be considered for the National Register, a property must be associated with events, activities or developments as well as with the lives of people that were important in the past. In the case of Turkey Run, it was the park's association with Parke County recreation and its intact state park architecture. Generally, listings on the register are at least 50 years old and look much the way they did in the past.

Turkey Run joins Pokagon, Mounds, Shakamak and Fort Harrison state parks that already have historic districts within their boundaries.

Officials from Turkey Run will receive state and national register certificates during the Indiana State Fair in August, according to the DNR.