Porter County Lakes and Resorts
Larry G Eggleston

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ISBN Number: 0738532770
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June 2004

The history of Porter County goes back several centuries. The area now known as Porter County was first inhabited by several Indian tribes, primarily the Potawatomi. With the formation of the state of Indiana and the establishment of Porter County, the area grew rapidly. The natural beauty of Porter County and its scenic freshwater lakes attracted developers who erected several summer resorts around the lake area. Access to these resorts was enhanced by the construction of the interurban electric railroad, which offered visitors easy access to the area's offerings. One of the main attractions was the water chute, of which this book contains several photographs.

In this publication, author Larry Eggleston traces the early history of Porter County, beginning with the first settlers, the development of Porter County lakes and resorts, the influence of the interurban railroad, and the associated legends and mysteries of the area. The book covers the lakes and resorts from Lake Michigan to the Kankakee River.

About the author

Mr. Eggleston, a native of Porter County, is a graduate of Valparaiso High School and Indiana University.

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