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La Porte, Indiana Historical Markers

 
Charles W. Lindewald Marker image, Touch for more information
By Duane Hall, August 16, 2014
Charles W. Lindewald Marker
Indiana (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
Indiana (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
Indiana (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
Indiana (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
Indiana (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
Indiana (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
Indiana (LaPorte County), La Porte — La Porte Korean War Memorial
. . . — Map (db m78167) WM
Indiana (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
Indiana (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
Indiana (LaPorte County), La Porte — La Porte World War II Memorial (1991)
. . . — Map (db m78165) WM
Indiana (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
Indiana (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
Indiana (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
Indiana (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
Indiana (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

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