The university was founded as La Porte University and patients can expect the Franciscan health system, which has provided health care, education, research and educational services to the surrounding community for over 100 years. The university and Beacon, the largest private health care system in the country, have teamed up to create a unique, state-of-the-art hospital that includes a full-service medical center, medical school, academic center and research center.
La Porte is the terminus of the South Shore rail line, which starts at Millennium Station and ends in Michigan City, Indiana. It has become a popular destination for Chicagoans looking to escape the summer heat and for commuters on their way to and from Chicago.
The African-American population maintained independence and productivity, and continued to grow in many ways, from land ownership to the development of the city's first public school system, as the four federal census data show. The tradition has evolved over the years and the celebrations eventually attracted more than 20,000 people.
Over the years, La Porte County has become a kind of microcosm of America itself, with a number of interesting local paradoxes, including the Civil War. Indiana, with its neighboring sister state Illinois, was a free state with a history of slavery and slavery before statehood and even before the Northwest ordinance. African-Americans played a notable role, but decidedly non-free conditions persisted even after statehood. Sometimes the diversity of Hoosier recruitment and geographic roots is evident, such as the presence of African Americans in Lafayette. La Porta County would also serve a significant portion of Indiana's population for the U.S. Army and Navy, as well as many of its military.
In the early days of the Civil War, La Porte County was home to the first African-American battalion, the 3rd Infantry Division of the U.S. Army.
Ruth and Bob Coffeen, we talk about La Porte in the context of the Civil War and its impact on the U.S. Army. Ruth, Bob and the rest of our team from the Indiana State Historical Society let's talk to you about the history of LaPorte County, from its early history to the present day.
Ruth and Bob Coffeen, we talk about LaPorte in the context of the Civil War and its impact on the U.S. Army, from its early history to the present day.
Preserving Historical Identity in the United States, "by Ruth and Bob Coffeen, University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign, 2014.
LaPorte County Historical Society # 22 is hosting several historical exhibitions, including the Kesling Automobile Collection, which consists of more than 30 vintage and rare cars. A special concentration is in the Museum of American Automobile History at the University of Illinois in Urbana - Champaign.
Fishtrap Lake is located on the northeast corner of Clear Lake and is best known for hosting the last recorded nest of the Black Tern in LaPorte County. At the end of the canal, which connects the short pine and stone lakes, there is a public car park. The fishing lake at the south end, east of Lake Michigan, is visible from the shore at a distance of 1.5 miles.
After the USA had abolished the contractual removal of Indian territory, the Federal Office of Land Ownership was founded in LaPorte County, Indiana in 1864.
The office of Governor Mortimer Nye became the first lawyer to be admitted and practised in what is now the La Porte County Court. After his success as a lawyer and surveyor, Lemuel ran for the office of land surveyor and lost, but the settlement grew so much in 1835 that it was decided that LaPorte should be incorporated as a town. In the same year, the Indiana General Assembly granted city rights and a first mayor was elected.
Harrison was born and raised in LaPorte, attended La Porte High School before becoming one of the first all-American musicians to perform in the European orchestra.
The newspaper was founded in 1836 and founded the following year, its first editor-in-chief being Dr. William W. Mayo. LaPorte Medical School was founded by William Worrall Mayo, a former student of the school and Mayo. Founding of the famous Mayo Clinic in Minnesota in 1889. Franciscan Health is a nationally recognized CDC that provides health services in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and the Caribbean. In 1842, the first medical school of La Porte University, St. John's College of Medicine, founded the first hospital in North America with a faculty of doctors, nurses and surgeons.