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Historical Markers and War Memorials in La Porte, Indiana

Clickable Map of LaPorte County, Indiana and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> LaPorte County, IN (61) Jasper County, IN (15) Porter County, IN (34) St. Joseph County, IN (64) Starke County, IN (7) Berrien County, MI (77)  LaPorteCounty(61) LaPorte County (61)  JasperCounty(15) Jasper County (15)  PorterCounty(34) Porter County (34)  St.JosephCounty(64) St. Joseph County (64)  StarkeCounty(7) Starke County (7)  BerrienCountyMichigan(77) Berrien County (77)
LaPorte is the county seat for LaPorte County
La Porte is in LaPorte County
      LaPorte County (61)  
      Jasper County (15)  
      Porter County (34)  
      St. Joseph County (64)  
      Starke County (7)  
      Berrien County, Michigan (77)  
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1Indiana (LaPorte County), La Porte — Charles W. Lindewald
Detachment A-Team 101 Company C 5th Special Forces came under attack by a North Vietnamese tank unit on February 6, 1968 in the Battle of Lang Vei. LaPorte native, Green Beret Master Sergeant. Charles W. Lindewald was . . . Map (db m77158) WM
2Indiana (LaPorte County), La Porte — 46.1995.1 — Chicago - New York Electric Air Line Railroad
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.Map (db m43376) HM
3Indiana (LaPorte County), La Porte — 46.1962.1 — Civil War Camps
Two Civil War training camps: Colfax and Jackson, were located near La Porte. The 9th and 29th Indiana Volunteer Infantry regiments were organized and trained here.Map (db m43375) HM
4Indiana (LaPorte County), La Porte — Door Village Fort
(Left Tablet) The LaPorte Historical Society Here places the names of the men who built the stockade: A.P. Andrews, Jr. - Commander - Peter White - Captain - William Adams • Elijah Brown • Daniel Carpenter • Jacob Coleman • . . . Map (db m77076) HM
5Indiana (LaPorte County), La Porte — Door Village School1832 - 1983
1832 - First log school 1883 - Two story brick school for grades 1 - 8 1900 - Grades 9 - 11 added 1912 - Grades 9 - 11 discontinued 1948 - New one story school with 4            classrooms and gym 1955 - Four classrooms added 1963 . . . Map (db m77098) HM
6Indiana (LaPorte County), La Porte — First Log Cabin in LaPorte
LaPorte Centennial 1832 – 1932 On this site was built the first log cabin in LaPorte Here was held the first session of the County Commissioners Erected in memory of the pioneers by Miriam Benedict Chapter Daughters of . . . Map (db m77178) HM
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7Indiana (LaPorte County), La Porte — Indian Boundary Line
The Ordinance Line located here was intended to form northern borders of Ohio, Indiana and Illinois, but these resp. borders were shifted northward at statehood. Called “Indian Boundary Line” in Indiana, it formed here borders between . . . Map (db m77262) HM
8Indiana (LaPorte County), La Porte — 46.1999.1 — Indiana Territory Boundary Line
Side One Northwest Territory formed 1787; Indiana Territory formed 1800. Admission of Ohio 1803 and formation of Michigan Territory 1805 established Indiana Territory's northern boundary at southern tip of Lake Michigan. When Indiana became . . . Map (db m43369) HM
9Indiana (LaPorte County), La Porte — La Porte County Afghanistan–Iraq–Kuwait Memorial
(Front Side) Afghanistan Iraq     Kuwait A nation that forgets its defenders is a nation itself that will be forgotten (Rear Side) Fallen Heroes Sgt. David M. Heath Cpl. Sascha Struble Sgt. Kraig D. . . . Map (db m78201) WM
10Indiana (LaPorte County), La Porte — La Porte Korean War Memorial
. . . Map (db m78167) WM
11Indiana (LaPorte County), La Porte — 46.2018.1 — La Porte University / Indiana Medical College
La Porte University. La Porte University was established in the early 1840s to include law, literary, and medical departments. The medical department, later Indiana Medical College, began classes by 1842. Its distinguished faculty attracted . . . Map (db m202849) HM
12Indiana (LaPorte County), La Porte — La Porte Viet Nam Memorial
(Panel 1) Dedicated to Viet Nam Veterans We gave our full measure of devotion Veterans helping veterans (Panel 2) Together We Can Viet Nam Veterans Chapter Three LaPorte Co. Indiana "Honor to those . . . Map (db m78202) WM
13Indiana (LaPorte County), La Porte — La Porte World War II Memorial
In Honor Of Wilbur A. Higlendorf Arthur C. Woodcox Robert J. Hartman Clarence G. Niendorf Who in the time of our country’s need, willingly laid aside their duties, to enter the military service, offering their lives, fortunes and sacred . . . Map (db m77332) WM
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14Indiana (LaPorte County), La Porte — La Porte World War II Memorial (1991)
. . . Map (db m78165) WM
15Indiana (LaPorte County), La Porte — 46.2001.1 — LaPorte County Courthouse
Side One County formed by Indiana General Assembly and La Porte selected county seat 1832. Three courthouses built on this site: first 1833, second 1847-1848. Present courthouse constructed 1892-1894 of Lake Superior Red Sandstone; designed . . . Map (db m43373) HM
16Indiana (LaPorte County), La Porte — 46.2002.1 — LaPorte's Carnegie Library
Side One La Porte's first public library was established 1896. La Porte City School Board was awarded $27, 500 Carnegie grant 1916; by 1919 local support had been secured to meet grant requirements. Architect Wilson B. Parker designed the . . . Map (db m43371) HM
17Indiana (LaPorte County), La Porte — Meinrad RumelyHistoric Landmark of Agricultural Engineering — Rumely OilPull Tractor —
Meinrad Rumely Meinrad Rumely was the founder and guiding spirit of the Rumely Companies for more than 50 years. He came to America from Germany in 1848, and in 1853 on this site opened a blacksmith shop that was to grow into a large . . . Map (db m43463) HM
18Indiana (LaPorte County), La Porte — Memorial Forest Plantingof 1939
A tribute to Harry August Backus • John William Burns • Chester L. Coplin • Hamon Gray • John E. Hawn • William L. Hubner • John E. Hunt • Chester Stewart Kiff • George Luebker • John C. Naill • Louis Edward New • Roy E. Newell • Norman Lay . . . Map (db m77331) WM
19Indiana (LaPorte County), La Porte — Operation Desert Storm Memorial
(Front Side) Operation Desert Storm 1991 Duty, Honor, Country (Rear Side) In Honor Of the LaPorte County Servicemen and Women Who, Through "Operation Desert Storm", Participated in The Liberation of Kuwait . . . Map (db m78203) WM
20Indiana (LaPorte County), La Porte — Pinhook BogIndiana Dunes National Lakeshore
The Pinhook Bog area features two very different habitats. The Upland Trail highlights a rich Beech and Maple forest growing on top of a glacial moraine formed about 15,000 years ago. The Bog Trail leads to a depression in the moraine created when a . . . Map (db m75623)
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21Indiana (LaPorte County), La Porte — Quaker Cemetery
Near here settled pioneer Quakers, including the Aaron Stanton Family. In 1836 William Bond agreed to convey the Society of Friends three acres of land for a meeting house lot and burial ground. Bond died in 1837 and in 1841 the La Porte Circuit . . . Map (db m77105) HM
22Indiana (LaPorte County), La Porte — Site of Meinrad Rumely's Blacksmith Shop
This marks the site of Meinard Rumely’s Blacksmith Shop where in 1853 he built his first threshing machine. In the factory later erected here were produced pioneering steam engines and steam plowing engines, and in 1908 parts for the first . . . Map (db m43432) HM
23Indiana (LaPorte County), La Porte — The Lincoln HighwayAmerica's First Paved Coast-to-Coast Highway
How It All Began      The time was 1912. One million plus motor vehicles were in use in America, primarily in urban settings. To that time only eight recorded motor car travelers had ventured a trip across America. Paved roads were . . . Map (db m77213) HM
24Indiana (LaPorte County), La Porte — The Lincoln Highway in La Porte County"Through the Door"
French fur traders came to Northwest Indiana in the 1600's. A natural opening through the forest served as a gateway to the prairies beyond. They called this opening, La Porte, meaning, “the door”, from which the county received its . . . Map (db m77215) HM
25Indiana (LaPorte County), La Porte — 46.2003.1 — The Rumely Companies
Meinrad Rumely (1823-1904), a German immigrant, founded a blacksmith shop here 1853, which grew into a dominant company through reorganizations and acquisitions. Rumely companies in La Porte benefited from available rail transportation plus . . . Map (db m43362) HM
26Indiana (LaPorte County), La Porte — World War Memorial Tree LaPorte County (Indiana)
This Tree Planted in memory of Those who served in the Wold War from LaPorte County - - - - - - - - - Service Star LegionMap (db m43514) HM
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Dec. 5, 2022