Moments in Time, Aug. 23

Compiled by Mary Hedge, LaPorte County Public Library  Aug. 23, 1917 — Chicago is the first big city to complete its draft quota for the great war. Aug. 23, 1967 ... Continue Reading →

Moments in Time, Aug. 22

Compiled by Mary Hedge, LaPorte County Public Library Aug. 22, 1917 — Twenty-two street cars are wrecked during the strike in San Francisco. Some employees who continued ... Continue Reading →

Moments in Time, Aug. 21

Compiled by Mary Hedge, LaPorte County Public Library Aug. 21, 1917 — Rioting breaks out again between striking street car men of San Francisco. Aug. 21, 1967 — A ... Continue Reading →

Moments in Time, Aug. 19

Compiled by Mary Hedge, LaPorte County Public Library Aug. 19, 1917 — The meat supply decreases. There are one hundred and fifteen million fewer meat-producing animals ... Continue Reading →

Moments in Time, Aug. 18

Compiled by Mary Hedge, LaPorte County Public Library Aug. 18, 1917 — The town of Dragon, 75 miles from Ottawa, Canada, is wiped off the map when an explosion destroys ... Continue Reading →

Moments in Time, Aug. 17

Compiled by Mary Hedge, LaPorte County Public Library Aug. 17, 1917 — Members of the LaPorte Chamber of Commerce visit three splendid local industries: the U.S. Slicer ... Continue Reading →

Moments in Time, Aug. 16

Compiled by Mary Hedge, LaPorte County Public Library Aug. 16, 1917 — An explosion of alcohol in the basement of the F.W. Meissner drug store results in serious burns ... Continue Reading →

Moments in Time, Aug. 15

Compiled by Mary Hedge, LaPorte County Public Library Aug. 15, 1917 — The body of a Turk grocer, weighed down with a 20-pound stone, was found in the Michigan City harbor. ... Continue Reading →

Moments in Time, Aug. 14

Compiled by Mary Hedge, LaPorte County Public Library Aug. 14, 1917 — Strict and vigilant watch is being kept to prevent German spies from finding their way into American ... Continue Reading →

Dr. William H. Wishard honed his medical skills in La Porte — but where’s his diploma? (And for that matter, where is Dr. Mayo’s?)

By Fern Eddy Schultz, La Porte County Historian Dr. William Henry Wishard was born near Carlisle, Kentucky, January 17, 1816, and died in Indianapolis in 1913. When he was 22 years ... Continue Reading →