Tuesday, June 25, 2013

LaPorte County Genealogical Society To Discuss Civil War Graves

The LaPorte County, Indiana Genealogical Society will meet on Tuesday, July 9 at 7 pm. Mark Chase will present a program on the graves of Civil War veterans in northwest Indiana. He is the founder of the Calumet Region Civil War Preservation Project, which has worked to replace some 80 deteriorated headstones of Civil War veterans' graves in the Calumet Region. His research on these veterans is part of the new historical tourism trail, the South Shore Civil War Memorial Trail.

NOTE: The society has a new meeting place - the La Porte City Parks and Recreation Department building at 250 Pine Lake Avenue.

  • From downtown La Porte: follow US 35 (Pine Lake Avenue) north past second traffic signal at Weller Avenue. Just past monument area, make a left turn to the parking area.
  • From north (Michigan City way): follow US 35 (Pine Lake Avenue) south past the Best Western and Red Carpet Liquors. Make a right turn in the drive by the flag pole in the monument area.

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