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Columbia City attorney and banker, Gates (1893-1978) was elected State Commander of American Legion, 1931. In 1944, he led Republican Party to control of state offices and Indiana General Assembly. As Governor (1945-1949), he created …
The first public building in Whitley County was a log jail built in 1840 on the southeast corner on what is now the courthouse square. That jail cost $490. It was burned in 1855 by a prisoner awaiting trial.
A second two story jail was built i…
This site, comprising 240 acres, was obtained from the government in 1836 by Richard Baughan. Here in 1841 he constructed the first flour and saw mill. Flour was of inferior quality and production was soon terminated. The saw mill was operated for…
Originally a part of Noble County, it joined Whitley County in 1860. The town of Etna, surveyed by John H. Alexander in 1849, was named by Lafayette Lanson for his former home in Ohio. Due to the layout of the township roads, five school districts…
Lloyd Cassel Douglas, minister and author, was born on this site, August 27, 1877. His father A. J. Douglas, was pastor of Grace Lutheran Church at that time. Lloyd Douglas became a minister and served a number of Lutheran and Congregational churc…
Miami captive at 14; adopted by Little Turtle; appointed chief scout by Wayne in 1793; granted farm near Ft. Wayne by Congress for "valiant and conspicuous service." Died in Ft. Dearborn Massacre.
This area is within the territorial limits of Seek's Village Miami Indian Reservation. The tribe, ordered by the U.S. government to a reservation near Leavenworth, KS, left in 1837.
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With recommendation from Benjamin Franklin, Augustin de La Balme, former French Cavalry officer, came to America to assist in the American Revolution.
In November 1780, allegedly under secret orders from General Georg…
1752.......................1812Site of British FortandLast Home ofChief Little Turtle(Me-she-me-noc-quah)1795.......................1812
In Memory ofCol. Augustin de La Balme and hisSoldiers who were killed inBattle with the Miami Indians,Under Little Turtle, at this place,November 5th, 1780