Historical Images of Porter County

Panorama, Sager's Lake, Valparaiso Chautauqua
Valparaiso, Indiana

Date: 1906
Source Type: Postcard
Publisher, Printer, Photographer: Unknown
Postmark: Unknown
Collection: Steven R. Shook
Remark: Valparaiso Chautauqua, First Annual Session, Aug. 31 to Sept. 9 inclusive. Valparaiso, Indiana. The first Chautauqua to take place in Valparaiso occurred in 1906 at Sager's Lake. The general purpose of a Chautauqua was to bring entertainment and culture for an entire community, both urban and rural, with noted speakers, teachers, musicians, entertainers, and preachers. Attendees at Valparaiso's first Chautauqua were treated to talks by evangelist Billy Sunday, U.S. Congressman E. D. Crumpacker, and noted lecturer Stanley L. Krebs, of Chicago, who gave a talk on The Marvels and Mystery of the Mind. The Salisbury Band, a nationally known band composed of natives of Valparaiso, provided musical entertainment at the event.

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