The Old Courthouse has been, since its erection in 1878, a landmark in Lake County, Indiana. Construction of the central portion, including the clock tower, began with 500,000 hand-kilned bricks from the Henry Wise Brickyard in Crown Point, . . . — — Map (db m27806) HM
Pioneer Indian trail originally connecting Rock Island and Detroit. Indians and early settlers traversed this route including Black Hawk (1767-1838), Chief of the Sauk Indians. Trail now alternates between US 30 and 330 across Lake County. — — Map (db m204911) HM
A model stretch of object-lesson road built by the Lincoln Highway Association with the co-operation and financial aid of the federal government, the State of Indiana, and Lake County, Indiana, with funds contributed by the United States . . . — — Map (db m213120) HM
During the first few years of its existence, the Lincoln Highway Association (LHA) worked feverishly to promote the idea of a transcontinental highway. The excitement and enthusiasm of Americans for better roads became well . . . — — Map (db m213124) HM
The Lincoln Highway. United States' first transcontinental highway, constructed 1913-1928, from New York City to San Francisco. Dedicated to the memory of Abraham Lincoln. Conceived by Carl G. Fisher to encourage building "good roads." . . . — — Map (db m213119) HM
U.S. Representative Katie Hall, standing second from left, witnesses along with other national dignitaries as Ronald Reagan, 40th President of the United States of America, signs federal legislation establishing a national holiday honoring the . . . — — Map (db m203840) HM
In the early 1900s, immigrants, white migrants, and black southerners came to Gary for work in the steel industry. Rev. William G. Seaman founded City Church downtown in 1926 to serve as a Christianizing influence on the diverse . . . — — Map (db m200385) HM
Froebel opened here, 1912, as many European immigrants and southern blacks moved to Gary for jobs in steel mills. An experiment in progressive education, it served students of diverse backgrounds and the local community. Despite early status as . . . — — Map (db m200372) HM
This is to certify that
Gary Bathing Beach Aquatorium
was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on the 25th day of November 1994 by the United States Department of the Interior in cooperation with the Indiana Department . . . — — Map (db m200615) HM
This house was the first permanent structure built in Gary, and was the home of Gary's first town hall, polling place, post office, and high school. In 1981 the house was placed on the National Register of Historic Places, and restored in 1982 to . . . — — Map (db m200776) HM
As Gary grew in the early 1900s, African American students were segregated within white schools or overcrowded into small, separate schools. To compensate, officials transferred some Black students to Emerson High School in . . . — — Map (db m200382) HM
The Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus. The Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus, organized in 1907, became one of the largest and most recognized shows to tour the united States. Resembling a small city, by 1918, it featured over twenty tents, 1000 workers and . . . — — Map (db m211726) HM
In 13,000 BC the shoreline of Lake Michigan was several miles south of this marker, at what is now Ridge Road. As the lake receded over the centuries the shoreline inched north to where you are standing. In 1675 Jesuit explorer Father Marquette . . . — — Map (db m202634) HM
This Memorial Honors American Veterans Of All Wars Who Have Shared A Common Goal - To Valiantly Protect Our Country's Freedom.
The Memory Of Their Heroism, Sacrifice, Loyalty, and Valor Will Live On Whenever And Wherever Democracy Exists. — — Map (db m200607) WM
Marquette Pavilion, built in 1924, is an example of prairie-style architecture.
Can you find these features that are emblematic of this style?
Strong geometry and massing
Horizontal and vertical lines
Brick or stucco exteriors . . . — — Map (db m203339) HM
In Loving Memory Of
Michael J. Jackson
(1958 - 2009)
"You gave us a lifetime of love"
The Jackson Family
Parents: Joseph & Katherine
Brothers: Jackie, Jermaine, Marlon, Randy, Tito
Sisters: Janet, LaToya, Rebbie . . . — — Map (db m200431) HM
Octave Chanute arrived at Miller Beach, Gary, Indiana on June 22, 1896 to perform gliding flight experiments in the dunes just west of this site. Over 700 successful flights provided him with significant aerodynamic data.
Chanute willingly . . . — — Map (db m200610) HM
For decades people have enjoyed strolling the bridges to Patterson Island. The small island located in the Grand Calumet Lagoon was enhanced for access during the Great Depression through the Works Progress Administration (WPA). . . . — — Map (db m202635) WM
Representative Katie Hall (1938-2012).
Democratic leader Katie Hall was born in rural Mississippi and moved to Indiana in 1960. She taught in Gary before serving in the Indiana General Assembly, 1974-82. Hall became the first African . . . — — Map (db m202661) HM
In 1967, Mayor Richard Gordon Hatcher became the first elected African American mayor of a major US city. A civil rights luminary, Mayor Hatcher served as advisor to Presidents Lyndon B. Johnson and Jimmy Carter on issues of civil rights and urban . . . — — Map (db m202079) HM
Of the estimated 1,500 shipwrecks in Lake Michigan, there are 14(*) within Indiana waters. Two lie offshore of Gary. They are identified only as "Unknown 5" and "Unknown 6."
"Unknown 5 and 6" have been identified by archeologists as barges . . . — — Map (db m202637) HM
World's largest freshwater sand dunes in the world line the southern shores of Lake Michigan.
5th largest lake in the world and largest lake in Indiana.
Over 3,500 ships and planes lay at the bottom of Lake Michigan.
You are . . . — — Map (db m202587) HM
St. John's Church, the oldest surviving institution in Gary and north of the Little Calumet River, began with the work of the Rev. Henry Wunder in the early 1860's. He regularly came from Chicago by horse and buggy. Baptism records date from 1863; . . . — — Map (db m200365) HM
Stewart House was organized during depression of 1921 to provide social services for Garys black community. A vital neighborhood center for unemployed WWI veterans and southern blacks who migrated for jobs in steel mills, it helped thousands . . . — — Map (db m200378) HM
Built in 1910, just four years after the city was founded, the station is located between the elevated lines of the Norfolk Southern and CSX Railroads. The station transported the thousands of workers who came from around the country to work in . . . — — Map (db m202207) HM
In 1941 the American military did not want the Tuskegee Airmen to fly. By May 8, 1945, the end of World War II in Europe, only the Nazis felt that way.
The heroics of the Tuskegee Airmen led to President Truman's 1948 order ending racial . . . — — Map (db m200614) HM WM
The EJ&E interlocking tower stood as a sentinel for more than 75 years, controlling rail and automotive traffic on Broad Street. Improvements in technology and the development of satellites replaced the need for such a building and it was phased . . . — — Map (db m200787) HM
This small Grand Trunk combination depot was one of three railroad stations that once stood in Griffith. Eleven tracks then crossed Broad Street, representing five railroads - the Michigan Central, the Grand Trunk, the Erie, the Elgin, Joliet and . . . — — Map (db m200793) HM
Dutch immigrants after 1850 began moving to this area because of its similarities to their homeland. They helped to locate ditches to drain water from the extensive marshes, leaving rich land to expand successful horticultural activities. — — Map (db m64160) HM
Here, the Potawatomi Indian Trail, a southern branch of the old, historic Ft. Wayne - Ft. Dearborn Trail, proceeded in a southwesterly direction through old Lake Station (East Gary), Liverpool, and on past the Indian ceremonial grounds at . . . — — Map (db m202721) HM
Henry D. Palmer, M.D. (1809-1877) located at this site in 1836. First physician in Lake County, he was also counselor to the pioneers for 40 years and member of the underground railroad aiding escaped slaves. — — Map (db m27716) HM
Part of a transcontinental trail used by prehistoric peoples of North America, it passed through modern Detroit, Rock Island and Davenport in the Midwest. The trail was important into the 19th century. — — Map (db m204970) HM
The "Ideal Section," a portion of the Lincoln Highway (US 30), was a prototype of construction technology intended to make it the finest road in the world.
The section begins one half mile west of US 41 and extends 1.3 miles westward to Bank . . . — — Map (db m213121) HM
Built, 1853, approximately one half mile south; closed, 1907; moved to this site and restored for educational and community uses, 1993-1994. One of twelve St. John Township schools; structure typical of early one-room school buildings in Indiana. — — Map (db m64172) HM
This plaque is dedicated to the history of America's first transcontinental highway, which passed 137 feet south of this spot. A section of Macadam is displayed in the sidewalk. The highway in the Schererville area followed the Sauk . . . — — Map (db m204887) HM
The Lincoln Highway. United States' first transcontinental highway, constructed 1913-1928, from New York City to San Francisco. Dedicated to the memory of Abraham Lincoln. Conceived by Carl G. Fisher to encourage building "good roads." . . . — — Map (db m213118) HM