Dig site at Collier Lodge near Kouts on register

Associated Press - February 6, 2010 2:54 PM ET

KOUTS, Ind. (AP) - The excavation site at the Collier Lodge near Kouts has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

John Hodson, president of the Kankakee Valley Historical Society, has been working since 2006 with University of Notre Dame anthropologist Mark Schurr to get the northwest Indiana dig and the old hunting lodge building listed.

Hodson recently got notification of the listing. A separate application is being prepared for the Collier Lodge building.

The Kankakee Valley Historical Society owns the one-acre lot at Baums Bridge on the Kankakee River. Artifacts including relics from ancient American Indian tribes and from 19th century European fur traders have been found.

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