Historical Images of Porter County

The Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, Chesterton, Indiana. Bailly Homstead, established in 1821 as a trading post and home for the early pioneer fur trader and trapper, Joseph Bailly de Messein. A Potawatomi Indian village, ancient Indian Mounds, mineral springs, and salt licks were nearby in an area rich in fur bearing animals.
Baillytown, Indiana

Date: Circa 1970
Source Type: Postcard
Publisher, Printer, Photographer: William Harold Harvey, Harvey's Studio, Dexter Press (#95888-C)
Postmark: None
Collection: Steven R. Shook

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Image and related text prepared by Steven R. Shook


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