Wednesday, December 7, 2011

New La Porte County Information

Two recent items, the first available only in hard copy and the second only on line:

(1) Fern Eddy Schultz, "Painless Opium Antidote: Invention of 'Dr.' Samuel B. Collins," The Oldletter (La Porte County Historical Society), December 2011, pp. 2-3. Collins (1835-1893) went from brick mason to physician to spiritualist, and from Darke County, Ohio, to La Porte and later to Chicago during his lifetime. The article gives fascinating glimpses of his life, sometimes just one step ahead of the law. The original block naming his building is on display at the Historical Society museum on US 35 south of La Porte.

(2) Rachel Popma, "Hanna High School (La Porte County) Class of 1923 Class Roll and School Photograph," Indiana Genealogist 22(4) (December 2011):166-7. From her great-grandmother Myrtle Hazel Hammerback's papers. Many of the people in the photograph have yet to be identified. (IG is published quarterly on-line as a benefit of membership in the Indiana Genealogical Society.)

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