#locallore Tag

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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10 Oct Family and House Research Classes

Three classes on family and house histories are scheduled in the near future at the Main Library. Everyone is welcome to come at no charge and reservations are not taken. 1. Local Lore: How to Research the History of Your House Find out the basics for doing...

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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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