Located along State Road 25 where the road gets notably curvy and rural.
Local lore claims that a train used to run through the area now known as Devil’s Backbone, but that the train sank into the quicksand in the area. No historical data that we’ve found so far has supported this story, however, there was a train/trolley system that ran between Warsaw and Winona. It carried passengers until 1938 and freight until 1952 before it was discontinued as a railroad service. It’s possible that stories about a train that "disappeared" may be derived from the Winona/Warsaw railroad/trolley system that was discontinued about 50 years ago.
Warsaw incorporated on March 25, 1854. It was named after the capital of Poland which speaks to the ancestral roots of the community.
The Devil’s Backbone area that we were directed to was along a curvy road and heavily treed and somewhat marshy, like it had been recently flooded or perhaps it is always a bit wet in the area possibly due to the lake and the little creek that runs through it. There is a no trespassing sign on a tree and the area is fenced off, obviously privately owned.
Unexplained sounds of a freight train have been reported when driving along State Road 25 particularly around midnight.
Warsaw Indiana Goverment (2008). Welcome to the City of Warsaw. Retrieved March3, 2009 fromhttp://www.warsawcity.net/dotnetnuke/HistoryofWarsaw/tabid/129/Default.aspx
Shadowlord (1998). Shadowlands Haunted Places Index. Retrieved March 2, 2009 from http://theshadowlands.net/places/indiana.htm