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Vice President of the United States
1869 to 1873
Statesman and Beloved Citizen
South Bend Post 50 American Legion
Acknowledges the Services
He Rendered His Country
The St. Joseph River of today looks much different than it did during the last glacial age, some 16,000 years ago. At that time, a mountain of snow and ice, perhaps a half a mile thick, covered much of St. Joseph county. Tremendous quantities of m…
South Bend Oldest Park
Howard is South Bend first and oldest park. The ground was named in honor of Judge Timothy Howard (1837-1916), who had a long and varied career in state and local politics. He served as a city council member, a state sena…
"Make for me a sanctuary and
I will dwell in their midst."
The Sons of Israel Synagogue (B'nai Israel) was constructed in 1901 in the Romanesque Revival style, designed by South Bend architects Freyemuth and Maurer. The first permane…
This Log Cabin
Was Erected In 1820 By
Pierre Freischutz Navarre
The first white man to settle in this community. The cabin was originally located on the north bank of the St. Joseph River about five-hundred feet northwest of t…
French scholar and explorer. First white man to visit this region, passing from the St. Joseph River to the Kankakee River crossed this land December 5, 1679. To commemorate the visit of La Salle, the Board of Park Commissioners erected this table…
(Front Side)This cemetery was officially created September 6, 1854 when Samuel Gard deeded land to trustees for a burial ground. Free African-American settlers from Huggart Settlement were buried here alongside their white neighbors, not segregate…
This tablet marks the home of Hon. Schuyler Colfax, Vice President U.S.A. 1869 to 1873, Founder of the Rebekah Degree of I.O.O.F.
Prominent newspaperman andpolitical leader;member of Congress, 1855-1869;Speaker, House of Representatives,1863-1869; andVice-President of the United States,1869-1873.
Site of La Salle's camp, 1679, on portage between St. Joseph and Kankakee rivers. La Salle was the first white man to enter Indiana, passing here again in 1681.