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Brief History of LaPorte County

The early beginnings of LaPorte County. This article includes a map of northwestern Indiana that was originally was published in 1897 by the Century Atlas Company.

Barker Mansion and John H. Barker

Read about the family that delivered Michigan City, the Barker Mansion - referred to as "The House that Freight Cars Built".

M. Rumely Company

Located in the city of LaPorte, the company produced mostly steel threshers until they introduced their first portable steam engine in 1872.

Quaker Cemetery

For many years, and until 1860 there was a Quaker neighborhood north of LaPorte, learn about their last remaining monument in LaPorte County.

Belle Gunness

A deadly gold digger, Belle lured wealthy Chicago men to her house with classified adds. Read all about the local horror Belle brought to the area.

Bird's eye view of Michigan City 1869

A very cool navigable historical map of Michigan City drawn by A. Ruger of Chicago, Merchant's Lithographing Co..This is a link to an image provided by the Library of Congress Geography and Map Division.

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