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Porter, Indiana Historical Markers

 
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By Christopher Light, April 4, 2008
Dunes Hi-Way Marker
Indiana (Porter County), Porter — Dunes Hi-Way Shortest Route from the Atlantic to the Pacific
Opened to traffic by the Dunes Highway Association, November 14, 1923. A.S. Hess, President W.E. Jewell, Vice President O.B. Johnson, 2nd Vice President Z.B. Campbell, Treasurer W.K. Greenebaum, Secretary — Map (db m10762) HM
Indiana (Porter County), Porter — Le Petit Fort
At Le Petit Fort, near this site, a battle was fought on December 5, 1780, between American forces under command of Lt. Thomas Brady and Jean Baptiste Hamelin and British forces under command of Dahreau de Quindre. — Map (db m7734) HM
Indiana (Porter County), Porter — The J.D. Marshall
J.D. Marshall Propeller This propeller is from the steam barge J.D. Marshall. It weights over 4,000 pounds! It was made in 1891 and has 4 blades. Modern boats use a 3-blade propeller for improved efficiency with decrease of horsepower. . . . — Map (db m6425) HM

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