Moments in Time, Dec. 16

Compiled by Mary Hedge, LaPorte County Public Library Dec. 16, 1917 — A shooting gallery will be open in the basement under the bowling alley at 714 Indiana Ave. this ... Continue Reading →

Moments in Time, Dec. 15

Compiled by Mary Hedge, LaPorte County Public Library Dec. 15, 1917 — The Red Cross campaign will be launched at a union church service at the First Baptist. The participating ... Continue Reading →

Moments in Time, Dec. 14

Compiled by Mary Hedge, LaPorte County Public Library Dec. 14, 1917 — The surgeon general announces that the majority of deaths in military camps throughout the country ... Continue Reading →

Moments in Time, Dec. 13

Compiled by Mary Hedge, LaPorte County Public Library Dec. 13, 1917 — Kreidler Clothing Co. has everything for the boys “at the Front” or “in camp,” such as ... Continue Reading →

Moments in Time, Dec. 12

Compiled by Mary Hedge, LaPorte County Public Library Dec. 12, 1917 — The Germans shot down 25 allied aeroplanes and 22 captive balloons in November. German losses were ... Continue Reading →

The Iroquois Theater fire revisited: New information surfaces about LaPorte County victims

By Fern Eddy Schultz, La Porte County Historian On Monday, 27 November 1903, the brand new Iroquois Theater, an “absolutely fireproof” theater, opened in Chicago at 24-28 Randolph ... Continue Reading →

Moments in Time, Dec. 11

Compiled by Mary Hedge, LaPorte County Public Library Dec. 11, 1917 — Sen. Reed of Missouri creates a sensation by warning of the danger of a Teutonic invasion of the ... Continue Reading →

Moments in Time, Dec. 9

Compiled by Mary Hedge, LaPorte County Public Library Dec. 9, 1917 — Jerusalem, the Holy City, has been captured from the Turks by the British army operating in Palestine. ... Continue Reading →

Moments in Time, Dec. 8

Compiled by Mary Hedge, LaPorte County Public Library Dec. 8, 1917 — Another American destroyer is sunk by German submarines. Only 37 men out of 100 survive. Dec. 8, 1967 ... Continue Reading →

Moments in Time, Dec. 7

Compiled by Mary Hedge, LaPorte County Public Library Dec. 7, 1917 — Not less than 3,000 lives are lost in the big explosion as two ships collided in Halifax, Nova Scotia, ... Continue Reading →