Historical Images of Porter County

Strongbow Turkey Inn
Valparaiso, Indiana

Date: October 2, 1972
Source Type: Postcard
Publisher, Printer, Photographer: Kodak
Postmark: None
Collection: Steven R. Shook
Remark: The Strongbow Turkey Inn began operation in 1937 when Dr. Walter Thrun and his wife, Bess, moved to the Alanson Finney farm. The Thruns began breeding turkeys, which were obtained from Texas, in 1938. Bess Thrun became well known for the roses planted around the farm and restaurant. In 1986, the restaurant underwent significant changes as the kitchen was modernized and building expanded to accommodate as many as 250 patrons.

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