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Porter County Indiana Historical Markers

 
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By Duane Hall, April 3, 2013
Century of Progress Homes Marker
Indiana (Porter County), Beverly Shores — Century of Progress HomesIndiana Dunes National Lakeshore
"Century of Progress" homes at the 1933 Chicago World's Fair showcased innovative building materials and designs. Visitors marveled at modern features like dishwashers and air conditioners. In 1935, developer Robert Bartlett brought five . . . — Map (db m64158) HM
Indiana (Porter County), Beverly Shores — Is This an Ocean or a Lake?Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
Here you can surf the waves, stroll the shoreline, and see the dunes, but you are not at the ocean. Lake Michigan is part of the world’s largest fresh water system–the Great Lakes. Extending northward for 307 miles and averaging 118 miles from . . . — Map (db m72858)
Indiana (Porter County), Beverly Shores — Recipe for a Sand DuneFrom the kitchen of Mother Nature
1. Dig a huge hole with a glacier. Use the ice to grind up millions of tons of rock and dirt and make ridges around the edge of the hole. 2. Fill the hole with glacial meltwater. Stir your brand new lake with strong prevailing northwest winds. . . . — Map (db m61673) HM
Indiana (Porter County), Beverly Shores — Stephen Tyng MatherJuly.4.1867.     Jan.22.1930.
He laid the foundation of the National Park Service defining and establishing the policies under which its areas shall be developed and conserved unimpaired for future generations. There will never come an end to the good that he has done. — Map (db m72891) HM
Indiana (Porter County), Beverly Shores — Whose Home Is It?Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
Indigenous (native) If you dove into the waters of Lake Michigan thousands of years ago, you would have disturbed the home of many indigenous species, such as lake trout, lake whitefish, yellow perch, and lake sturgeon. These healthy . . . — Map (db m72856)
Indiana (Porter County), Chesterton — Cowles Bog
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Indiana (Porter County), Chesterton — 64.1995.1 — Iron Brigade
Composed of infantry regiments from Indiana, Wisconsin, and Michigan, the Iron Brigade fought with Army of the Potomac during the Civil War (1861–1865). Received name for valor at battle of South Mountain, Maryland (1862). Sustained combat . . . — Map (db m10763) HM
Indiana (Porter County), Hebron — Site of Huakiki
Old "Indian Town" Village Oldest and largest known village of Pottawatomies. This was their winter home. Disbanded in 1838 when the Indians were moved west. Dedicators: Historical Society of Porter County, Inc., Duneland Historical . . . — Map (db m7477) HM
Indiana (Porter County), Hebron — Site of HuakikiLocation of "Huakiki" village
Old "Indian Town" Village Oldest and largest known village of Potatwatomies This was their winter home. Disbanded in 1838 when the Indians were moved west Dedicators: Historical Society of Porter Co., Inc. Duneland Historical . . . — Map (db m78949) HM
Indiana (Porter County), Kouts — Site of Tassinong
Oldest Village in Northern Indiana A French mission and Trading Post - 1673 Post Office Established - 1837 John Jones, P.M. Incorporated as a Village 1852 by Joseph Bartholomew and Jesse Spencer — Map (db m4640) HM
Indiana (Porter County), Ogden Dunes — 64.1997.1 — Ogden Dunes Ski Jump
Steel and wood ski jump with adjustable height and length was built here for Ogden Dunes Ski club, incorporated in 1927 to promote winter sports. Five annual events with international competitors were held 1928-1932, with 7,000 to 20,000 spectators. . . . — Map (db m64162) HM
Indiana (Porter County), Portage — 64.1995.2 — Willow Creek Confrontation
As railroad lines expanded through U.S., conflict occurred between competing lines. Michigan Central Railroad, with track in Porter County since 1851, briefly defied state militia and court orders (1874) to allow Baltimore and Ohio Railroad to cross . . . — Map (db m64164) HM
Indiana (Porter County), Porter — Dunes Hi-WayShortest 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
Indiana (Porter County), Town of Pines — 64.2009.1 — Edwin Way Teale
(Front Side) Born 1899 in Illinois, Teale became an influential naturalist, author, and photographer who won 1966 Pulitzer Prize for his book Wandering Through Winter. Teale wrote that boyhood summers and holidays spent near . . . — Map (db m64170) HM
Indiana (Porter County), Valparaiso — Old Sac Trail
Trod first by the Indians. Later by the explorers. And in early days the pathway of important military expeditions. — Map (db m43377) HM
Indiana (Porter County), Valparaiso — Porter County (Indiana) Veterans
( Dedication Plaque - Side ) Dedicated to the memory of Porter County’s Soldiers and Sailors of all American Wars. Erected by William Henry Harrison Chapter D. A. R. (D.A.R. - Logo) and Elizabeth Bassett . . . — Map (db m43411) WM
Indiana (Porter County), Valparaiso — The Lincoln Highway
[ Map of The Lincoln Highway across the United States is at top of marker with the following text under it: ] The Lincoln Highway was the first “Coast to Coast” road covering 3,389 miles across the USA. It was the . . . — Map (db m43404) HM

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