Historical Images of Porter County

The Calumet
Chesterton, Indiana

Date: 1910
Source Type: Postcard
Publisher, Printer, Photographer: Arthur E. Nickel
Postmark: June 15, 1910, Chesterton, Indiana
Collection: Steven R. Shook
Remark: The genesis of the name Calumet (and Little Calumet) is unknown. The first appearance of the river's name, Gr. Kannomic R., appears in a 1793 map drawn by Amos Doolittle of Boston. Derivative names later used for the river were Kenomic, Killomick, Kellimock, Kinnamick, Ko-ko-mik, Kan-no-mo-konk, Kennomikau, Callanic, Calamenk, Calmic, and Callimink.

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