Moments in Time, July 6

Compiled by Mary Hedge, LaPorte County Public Library July 6, 1919 — The transport George Washington, bringing President Wilson back from France, will dock tomorrow. The battleship ... Continue Reading →

2019 Jaycees parade: steamy, but still spectacular

WNLP photos by Bob Wellinski Wellinski goofed off as usual July 4, 2019, and took only 2,900 photos. Two thousand, nine hundred photos. Slacker. He and the editor pared them down a ... Continue Reading →

Moments in Time, July 5

Compiled by Mary Hedge, LaPorte County Public Library July 5, 1919 — It is estimated that 15,000 strangers celebrated Independence Day in Michigan City yesterday. Amusement ... Continue Reading →

Classic scenes from LaPorte’s 4th, courtesy of historical society

Photos provided by LaPorte County Historical Society (Click on photos to enlarge) Let’s celebrate the heritage of the LaPorte Jaycees and their annual parade with these fascinating ... Continue Reading →

Moments in Time, July 3

Compiled by Mary Hedge, LaPorte County Public Library July 3, 1919 — Sweeping down upon Toledo by every means of modern transportation, thousands of boxing enthusiasts are ... Continue Reading →

Moments in Time, July 2

Compiled by Mary Hedge, LaPorte County Public Library July 2, 1919 — Divorces are quite in vogue. One woman was given custody of three minor children, $10 per month for their ... Continue Reading →

Moments in Time, July 1

July 1, 1919 — The earthquake that rocked north central Italy is continuing its disturbances. The dead in Florence is now said to number 300. Many ancient, historic edifices were ... Continue Reading →

Moments in Time, June 29

Compiled by Mary Hedge, LaPorte County Public Library June 29, 1919 — LaPorte gets a new industry. The McFarland-Hyde Co. of Chicago buys the Planett factory building in ... Continue Reading →

Moments in Time, June 28

Compiled by Mary Hedge, LaPorte County Public Library June 28, 1919 — The world war is officially at an end with the signing of the treaty of peace today. June 28, 1969 — The ... Continue Reading →

Moments in Time, June 27

Compiled by Mary Hedge, LaPorte County Public Library June 27, 1919 — The city’s new organization, a rifle club with a military aspect, is launched. June 27, 1969 — LaPorte ... Continue Reading →