Publications for Sale by the La Porte County Historical Society Museum

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Environs

La Porte Indiana and its Environs

The diverse and rich history of the La Porte area is captured in this remarakable collection of over 200 vintage photographs. La Porte, Indiana and Its Environs depicts the history of the area from the Pioneer Period through the 1930's. It chronicles the changes and challenges faced as the log cabins of the Pioneer Days became the elaborate homes of the early 20th century, as business evolved to meet the changes of industrialization, and as one-room school houses were replaced to meet the needs of a growing community.

Authored by Fern Eddy Schultz.

An Archival Preservation Project with all proceeds to benefit the Archival Preservation Fund.
128 pages, 200 photographs, indexed, softbound.
Published by Arcadia Publishing.

$ 19.99 + $2.75 Shipping & Handling

1892 Plat Map Index

Important tool for the researcher.
Archival preservation project.

39 pages softbound.
Compiled by Fern Eddy Schultz.

$ 6.50 + $3.75 Shipping & Handling

*** Plat map contained in ATLAS & PLAT BOOK COMBINATION.

1854 City of La Porte Reproduction Map

This map measures 22"W x 23"H centered on 36"W x 24"H paper and is ideal for poster framing.

Cost $4.00 + Shipping

Shipping:

$3.50 - rolled and shipped in tube.
$2.50 - folded flat in envelope.

This map may be ordered online or purchased at the Museum.

DID YOU KNOW?

Historical Did You Know? cards prepared by George Wood Allen appeared in the La Porte Kiwanis weekly letter for three years. Compiled and indexed by Fern Eddy Schultz.

$ 10.00 + $3.75 Shipping & Handling

1866 City of La Porte Bird's Eye View Reproduction Map

Descriptive Information Booklet available of the businesses with more detailed descriptions. Completely indexed.

This map measures 36"W x 24"H on high grade glossy paper and is ideal for framing.

Cost $5.00 w/o shipping

Shipping:

$3.50 - rolled and shipped in tube.
$2.50 - folded flat in envelope.

This map may be ordered online or purchased at the Museum.

This map will be highly prized by anyone with a La Porte connection.

Whether you have ancestors that lived here in 1860's or recently moved to our city, this map has something for everyone.

COMPANION to Birds Eye View of the City of La Porte, 1866.

Descriptions of twenty-six sites noted plus additional. Contains brief history of La Porte, name changes of streets and background information regarding intial publicity of the map. Complete with index. Preservation project. Compiled by Fern Eddy Schultz.

$3.00 + $2.50 Postage & Handling

 

1889 City of La Porte Reproduction Map

Large, highly detailed, map with 85 identified business establishments. Also availiable a Descriptive Information Booklet of the businesses with more detailed descriptions. Completely indexed.

This map measures 36"W x 24"H and is ideal for framing.

Cost $4.00 w/o shipping

Shipping:

$3.50 - rolled and shipped in tube.
$2.50 - folded flat in envelope.

This map may be ordered online or purchased at the Museum.

This map will be highly prized by anyone with a La Porte connection.

Whether you have ancestors that lived here in 1890's or recently moved to our city, this map has something for everyone. With 85 establishments numbered and identified at the bottom of the map, it is easy to imagine the city over 100 years ago.

1889 Map Descriptive Information Booklet

Completely Indexed

Prepared by Fern Eddy Schultz

Detailed listing of all 85 businesses identified on the 1889 La Porte map.
Current location of business given.

Many include name of owner and owners residence, some with short biographies. Prominent businesses have several paragraphs explaining their history.

Examples:
25. Dr. S. B. Collins, discoverer and sole manufacturer of the Painless Opium Antidote, NE side of Clear Lake. 1890 directory gives address of "over 710 Michigan Avenue". 72. Franklin R. Carson, Dentist, Residence 1005 Harrison Office over 820 Main.

Booklet $2.00 w/o shipping

Shipping:

$2.50 - in envelope

May be ordered online or purchased at the Museum.

Atlas

La Porte COUNTY INDIANA ATLAS & PLAT BOOK COMBINATION

1874 atlas & plat book complete with every-name index (167 pages), 1892 Plat Book (96 pages), (1892 Plat Map Index available) 1907 Plat Book(110 pages) and 1921 Plat Book (77 pages).

11" x 13 1/2", Hardbound

$ 45.00 + $4.75 Shipping & Handling


Bio Book

A Twentieth Century History & Biographical Record of La Porte

Rev. E. D. Daniels. Contains hundreds of biographies and about 175 portraits. Every-name index included. Preservation project. 813 pages with 63 page index.

8 1/2" x 11", Hardbound

$ 65.00 + $4.75 Shipping & Handling


1862 Map

1862 Map of La Porte County

Reprinted in book form as a preservation project. Earliest plat map available in county. Index to property owners by township. Due to deteriorated condition of original, best possible reprint offered. 30 map pages, 47 index pages.

11" x 13 1/2", Hardbound

$ 22.50 + $4.75 Shipping & Handling

History of La Porte County Indiana, Illustrated - 1880

Chas C. Chapman, includes index to names of settlers. 914 pages with 35 page index.

7" x 10", Hardbound

$ 52.00 + $4.75 Shipping & Handling


Michigan City Book

Michigan City Illustrated

Originally printed in 1900 by The Evening News of Michigan City, Indiana. 120 pages of stories, illustrations and biographies of prominent citizens and histories of businesses. Every-name index has been added. Preservation project.129 pages.

11" x 8 1/2", Hardbound

$ 33.50 + $3.75 Shipping & Handling


Marriage Book

La Porte County (IN) Marriage Records (1830s & 1840s)

Affidavits & Comments, compiled by Fern Eddy Schultz, La Porte County Historian. Invaluable tool for the family researcher in locating names of parents of brides and grooms plus much more.

Available at the museum ($20.00) or by mail ($20.00 + $3.50 p/h)

Proceeds go to the Archival Preservation Fund.

Museum Sketchbook

36-page book showing objects in the collections at the La Porte County Historical Society Museum. Artwork by Donald P. Bowman.

$2.50 + $3.25 Shipping & Handling

Up Close and Personal

Up Close and Personal

a compilation of news items from La Porte County newspapers by Arnold Bass. Includes Aviation History, Amazing women, Ku Klux Klan, WRAF, and more!

$ 24.00 + $3.25 Shipping & Handling

Research House History

Research House History

By Fern Eddy Schultz.

Twenty-two pages of hints, suggestions and descriptive information about documents to be searched and locations where they may be found.

5 1/2" x 8 1/2", Paperback

$ 5.00 + $3.25 Shipping & Handling

coloring book

An Educational Coloring Book

Coloring Book of historical La Porte County with historical write-ups about each of the 16 illustrations by local artist Joyce Keane. An excellent teaching tool.

$ 2.75 + $3.25 Shipping & Handling