Historical Images of Porter County

Colonial Village, Chicago World's Fair
Beverly Shores, Indiana

Date: 1934
Source Type: Postcard
Publisher, Printer, Photographer: Metropolitan Post Card Company (Metrocraft), Gerson Brothers (#583)
Postmark: None
Collection: Steven R. Shook
Remark: The American Colonial Village occupies 2 1/2 acres on the site of the Battle of Gettysburg. With Old North Church dominating one vista and Mount Vernon the other. It presents all the quaint charm and historical romance of America 200 years ago. Flanked by "Meeting Street," are the house of Paul Revere in Boston, the governor's palace at Williamsburg, Va., the old Boston State House, and Hawthorne's House of Seven Gables, at Salem. The village smithy of Longfellow's poem, a Pilgrim settlement with split-log houses, Benjamin Franklin's printing shop, Betsey Ross' shop and George Washington's birthplace are reproduced. There are a pirates goal, a witch's house, a haunted house, stocks and a ducking stool. World's Fair, Chicago. Note that several structures in Colonial Village were removed to Beverly Shores, Indiana, upon completion of the Chicago World's Fair.

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