Moments in Time, Sept. 5

Compiled by Mary Hedge, LaPorte County Public Library

Sept. 5, 1919 — Contractors for the Carnegie library in LaPorte are two weeks ahead of schedule. The last concrete for the foundation will be poured today and the concrete for the coal house will be poured tomorrow.

Sept. 5, 1969 — Hollis G. Maple, 20, is killed in Vietnam action. He had lived in LaPorte for 14 years.

Sept. 5, 1994 — The County Commission paves the way for a “limited” expansion of the LaPorte County Landfill, southwest of the U.S. 421/I-94 intersection since 1979, by an extra 41 acres.

Sept. 5, 2009 — People protest the circus that appeared at the fairgrounds because of a video they saw on the company exhibiting animal cruelty.

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