#localhistory Tag

03 Jul 100 years ago in July

Look at these statements from headline articles in the La Porte Argus in July, 1919. Terminology, capitalization, and what makes headline news can be different. Yet accidents, business, crime, and war still make headlines. Want to read the whole article? It’s on microfilm in the...

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24 Jun Historical Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps

Have you ever wondered what your house or another building looked like originally? You may be able to find some clues by searching the Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps. This is a valuable tool for genealogists, local historians, architects, and anyone who wants to learn about...

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03 Apr 100 Years Ago

Look at these statements from headline articles in the La Porte Argus in April, 1917. Terminology, capitalization, and what makes headline news can be different. Yet accidents, business, crime, and war still make headlines. April 1-8 One hundred and sixty-seven lives were lost when a Red Cross...

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