Moments in Time, Oct. 11

Compiled by Mary Hedge, LaPorte County Public Library Oct. 11, 1917 — The 16 British ships sunk by German submarines last week bring the total number of British vessels ... Continue Reading →

Moments in Time, Oct. 10

Compiled by Mary Hedge, LaPorte County Public Library Oct. 10, 1917 — Boys from 16-21 and men over 31 will be held liable for draft service in the Army if contemplated ... Continue Reading →

What’s in a name? If it’s a street name, perhaps a lot of history

By Fern Eddy Schultz, La Porte County Historian This is a continuing saga of the naming of streets in La Porte. Information about individuals for whom some of La Porte’s streets ... Continue Reading →

Moments in Time, Oct. 9

Compiled by Mary Hedge, LaPorte County Public Library Oct. 9, 1917 — A citizen of South Wanatah is charged with selling a pint of beer for 10 cents to a minor, knowing ... Continue Reading →

Vintage salon dryer, LaPorte beer trays among items donated to museum in September

Visitors to the LaPorte County Historical Society Museum for the month of September 2017 came from 9 Indiana counties, 20 states, England and Norway. A group of 45 Norwegians interested ... Continue Reading →

Moments in Time, Oct. 7

Compiled by Mary Hedge, LaPorte County Public Library Oct. 7, 1917 — The national average yield per acre for corn is 26.5 bushels, higher than average. Oct. 7, 1967 ... Continue Reading →

Moments in Time, Oct. 6

Compiled by Mary Hedge, LaPorte County Public Library Oct. 6, 1917 — The White Sox win the first of the World Series games from the Giants, 2-1. Oct. 6, 1967 — There ... Continue Reading →

Moments in Time, Oct. 5

Compiled by Mary Hedge, LaPorte County Public Library Oct. 5, 1917 — In honor of the World Series, the Liberty loan campaign will be given a baseball angle. The loan ... Continue Reading →

Rumely Allis-Chalmers Heritage Center grand opening is Oct. 7

If your family has been in LaPorte for a long time, odds are good that some relative of yours made a living by working at the Rumely Co. and/or Allis-Chalmers. In their heydays they ... Continue Reading →

Moments in Time, Oct. 4

Compiled by Mary Hedge, LaPorte County Public Library Oct. 4, 1917 — Count von Bernstorff, the German ambassador, spent the enormous total of $27,000,000 in the U.S. ... Continue Reading →