Historical Images of Porter County

Pan Handle Rail Road Depot, Hebron, Ind.
Hebron, Indiana

Date: 1912
Source Type: Postcard
Publisher, Printer, Photographer: C. R. Childs (#53317)
Postmark: September 5, 1912, Hebron, Indiana
Collection: Steven R. Shook
Remark: The Panhandle Railroad was the more common name for the Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Chicago & St. Louis Railroad. Note the milk cans next to the station, indicating that this depot also served as a milk station. The Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Chicago & St. Louis Railroad was constructed through Hebron in 1863. A stockyard was established next to the railroad tracks, which served as a shipping point for beef and sheep for the Chicago market. Swamp hay was also shipped to Chicago from this location. Use of this station ceased in the 1960s due to a lack of freight and passengers. The station building was then purchased in 1976 by Dan and Dee Siple and remodeled into an old time ice cream parlor and fast food shop called the Whistle Stop.

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