L Mark Finch

L Mark Finch

Posted on 08/09/2013

Photo taken on August  9, 2013


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Legal Tender

Legal Tender
Turnpike companies were formed under the Legal Tender Act of 1862 to assist in the Civil War effort. Roads were built and tolls charged for use of the roads.
The Legal Tender turnpike company in Rockcreek Township in Bartholomew County, Indiana was responsible for the road named on this sign. It set the toll rate and had to insure that the road was maintained as prescribed by law. The road is no longer a toll road, but the name remains.