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Thursday, January 31, 2013

A Little Piece of NWI History

"The past reminds us of timeless human truths and allows for the perpetuation of cultural traditions that can be nourishing; it contains examples of mistakes to avoid, preserves the memory of alternatives ways of doing things, and is the basis for self-understanding..."

~Bettine Drew

Winfield is a small town located in Lake County, Northwest Indiana. While its not known for its large population, the rapid growth they experienced led to its incorporation in 1993, "making it one the the newest towns in the country."

While more people are becoming aware of the existence of Winfield, not too many are familiar with a little town about 15 minutes outside of Winfield known as Leroy, Indiana.

Leroy was founded on December 11, 1875 by Thomas McClann. It is described as "One of Lake County's first Irish settlements" and is currently home to Stoney Run County Park.

Recently we went on a hunt to find some historical photographs to honor the tiny town of Leroy to put on display at our newest location. These certainly were not easy to find, but thanks to some valiant efforts and a little outside help...This is what we found.

The Adams Express.

Grain Elevator

Rae & Rumble Hardware
J.A. Batterman - Agricultural Implements
Main Street - Leroy, Indiana.
Nathaway Store
Beautiful Old Home
Leroy, Indiana Train Station

 If you have an additional photos to share or stories to tell, we would love for you to email them to use (click here to email) so we can continue to share and celebrate the great history of Northwest, Indiana.


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