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Near La Porte in LaPorte County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Chicago - New York Electric Air Line Railroad

 
 
Chicago - New York Electric Air Line Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, June 12, 2011
1. Chicago - New York Electric Air Line Railroad Marker
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Inscription.  Proposed in 1905 as a 742 mile, straight-line, high speed route, without crossings; estimated ten hours travel time at a cost of ten dollars. Just under twenty miles, between La Porte and Chesterton, were constructed, 1906-1911.
 
Erected 1995 by Indiana Historical Bureau. (Marker Number 46.1995.1.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRailroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the Indiana Historical Bureau Markers series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1905.
 
Location. 41° 34.013′ N, 86° 44.362′ W. Marker is near La Porte, Indiana, in LaPorte County. Marker is on State Road 39 south of County Road W250S, on the left when traveling south. Located at the South end of the LaPorte Municipal Airport on State Road 39. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2573 IN-39, La Porte IN 46350, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Door Village Fort (approx. 1.3 miles away); Door Village School (approx. 1.6 miles away); Civil War Camps (approx. 2.3
Obverse View - - Chicago - New York Electric Air Line Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, June 12, 2011
2. Obverse View - - Chicago - New York Electric Air Line Railroad Marker
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miles away); LaPorte's Carnegie Library (approx. 3.1 miles away); Site of Meinrad Rumely's Blacksmith Shop (approx. 3.1 miles away); The Rumely Companies (approx. 3.1 miles away); Meinrad Rumely (approx. 3.1 miles away); LaPorte County Courthouse (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in La Porte.
 
Also see . . .  Archives of the Chicago - New York Electric Air Line Railroad. (Submitted on June 23, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Looking North - - Chicago - New York Electric Air Line Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, June 12, 2011
3. Looking North - - Chicago - New York Electric Air Line Railroad Marker
Other View - - Chicago - New York Electric Air Line Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, June 12, 2011
4. Other View - - Chicago - New York Electric Air Line Railroad Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 23, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 13, 2011, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 536 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 13, 2011, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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