Moments in Time, Jan. 12

Compiled by Mary Hedge, LaPorte County Public Library Jan. 12, 1919 — The civil war which has been raging in Berlin comes to an end. Jan. 12, 1969 — Alma Szawara, LaPorte ... Continue Reading →

Moments in Time, Jan. 11

Compiled by Mary Hedge, LaPorte County Public Library Jan. 11, 1919 — Three local men are given a charter for $100,000 for a tractor plant known as the Pony Tractor Company. Jan. ... Continue Reading →

Citizen’s and firefighters’ quick responses save historic Forrester Road barn

WNLP photo and information by Mike Kellems A quick response by a passerby and the Scipio Township Fire Department helped to save a century-plus-old barn on Forrester Road Wednesday ... Continue Reading →

Moments in Time, Jan. 10

Compiled by Mary Hedge, LaPorte County Public LibraryJ Jan. 10, 1919 — Berlin is threatened with famine. As a result of the stoppage of railroad traffic since Saturday, no food ... Continue Reading →

A major export here in the late 1800s/early 1900s? Ice. Huge slabs of ice.

By Fern Eddy Schultz, La Porte County Historian Although the Old Farmer’s Almanac came into existence in 1873, it is doubtful that local ice house owners relied on it for weather ... Continue Reading →

Moments in Time, Jan. 9

Compiled by Mary Hedge, LaPorte County Public Library  Jan. 9, 1919 — The Indiana State Legislature endorses women’s suffrage. It passes a resolution calling upon the ... Continue Reading →

Moments in Time, Jan. 7

Compiled by Mary Hedge, LaPorte County Public Library Jan. 7, 1919 — There is growing demand that a pubic funeral be held for former president Colonel Theodore Roosevelt, who ... Continue Reading →

Moments in Time, Jan. 5

Compiled by Mary Hedge, LaPorte County Public Library Jan. 5, 1919 — The House Appropriation Committee discusses feeding starving Europe outside of Germany. It agrees to furnish ... Continue Reading →

Moments in Time, Jan. 4

Compiled by Mary Hedge, LaPorte County Public Library Jan. 4, 1919 — One of the first LaPorte boys to return home from the war was struck by shrapnel in the battle of Verdun ... Continue Reading →

Moments in Time, Jan. 3

Compiled by Mary Hedge, LaPorte County Public Library Jan. 3, 1919 — Three LaPorte boys arrived at Fort Harrison from overseas. One has influenza; one has shell shock, influenza, ... Continue Reading →