Moments in Time, April 18

Compiled by Mary Hedge, LaPorte County Public Library April 17, 1917 — Germany has brought the war to the very doors of the United States. A German submarine attacked ... Continue Reading →

Moments in Time, April 15

Compiled by Mary Hedge, LaPorte County Public Library April 15, 1917 — A big $7 million bond issue to finance war with Germany is reported on favorably by a U.S. Senate ... Continue Reading →

Moments in Time, April 14

Compiled by Mary Hedge, LaPorte County Public Library April 14, 1917 — Thousands in LaPorte marched in a mighty procession in appreciation of their citizenship on the ... Continue Reading →

Moments in Time, April 13

Compiled by Mary Hedge, LaPorte County Public Library April 13, 1917 — The government takes up in extreme earnestness today plans for averting a disastrous shortage ... Continue Reading →

We’ve Come a Long Way! (And oh, about that missing 3rd floor downtown …)

By Fern Eddy Schultz, LaPorte County Historian With all of the renovation that has taken place in the main LaPorte County Public Library, it might be interesting to note that the ... Continue Reading →

Moments in Time, April 12

Compiled by Mary Hedge, LaPorte County Public Library April 12, 1917 — Anti-liquor forces are standing on the threshold of their greatest victory. They declare that ... Continue Reading →

Moments in Time, April 11

Compiled by Mary Hedge, LaPorte County Public Library April 11, 1917 — As the world war rages, LaPorte will have a patriotic celebration called “Your Country Needs ... Continue Reading →

Moments in Time, April 10

Compiled by Mary Hedge, LaPorte County Public Library April 10, 1917 — A munitions plant in Pennsylvania blows up. At least fifty men are killed. Bodies are flung a ... Continue Reading →

Moments in Time, April 8

Compiled by Mary Hedge, LaPorte County Public Library  April 8, 1917 — An American-owned ship, for the first time since the beginning of the war, has sunk a German ... Continue Reading →

Moments in Time, April 7

Compiled by Mary Hedge, LaPorte County Public Library April 7, 1917 — Austria-Hungary has broken off relations with the United States, following America’s formal entry ... Continue Reading →