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Obverse View - - Chicago - New York Electric Air Line Railroad Marker image, Touch for more information
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, June 12, 2011
Obverse View - - Chicago - New York Electric Air Line Railroad Marker
Indiana (LaPorte County), LaPorte — 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
Indiana (LaPorte County), LaPorte — 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
Indiana (LaPorte County), LaPorte — 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
Indiana (LaPorte County), LaPorte — 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
Indiana (LaPorte County), LaPorte — 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
Indiana (LaPorte County), LaPorte — Meinrad Rumely — Rumely OilPull Tractor —
Left Plaque 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 . . . — Map (db m43463) HM
Indiana (LaPorte County), LaPorte — 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)
Indiana (LaPorte County), LaPorte — Site of Meinrad Rumely's Blacksmith Shop
Logo of “Allis Chalmers - Milwaukee” at top with the following text below: This marks the site of Meinard Rumely’s Blacksmith Shop where in 1853 he built his first threshing machine. In the factory later erected . . . — Map (db m43432) HM
Indiana (LaPorte County), LaPorte — 46.2003.1 — The Rumely Companies
Side One 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 . . . — Map (db m43362) HM
Indiana (LaPorte County), LaPorte — 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 Legion — Map (db m43514) HM

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