January, 2011 - LaCrosse Fire Department
The LaCrosse, Indiana Fire Department, posing for the photographer for the 1963 Centennial celebration of LaCrosse's founding. Firemen from left to right are: Virgil Collins, Ralph Fritz, Les Earle, Al Turner, Jr., Harold Hall, Gerald Harness, Lloyd Miller, Robert Rust, Joe Soplanda, Don Mason, Wilbur Hucker, Jr., Kenneth Sheely, Ray Bennett, and Ralph Yergler. The facial hair sported by many of the men, unusual for 1963, was probably grown as part of a beard contest, often a part of centennial celebrations.
February 2011 - Sunbeam Grocery & Market
This photograph shows the Sunbeam Grocery & Market. In the 1931 La Porte City Directory, it is listed at 1212 Lincoln Way, with A. T. Johnson as the proprietor. The building stands today, mostly unchanged, and still does retail business. However, it is now a liquor store.
March, 2011 - Stone Lake Beach
This photo shows Stone Lake Beach in La Porte on a hot summer day in 1957. The beach is still a popular place to go and doesn't look too different in the summer of 2011.