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Saturday, May 21, 2016

LaPorte County Historical Society Museum - LaPorte, IN

I never did find information about the building.  It really doesn't look old except some of the concrete on the porch and the wooden doors.  There's so much to see in the museum and the following is just a FEW of the things we found interesting.  You would never several days just to see everything

So when you were done brushing your hair, you would remove the hair from the brush and save it in a hair receiver.  The hair would be used to stuff something like a pin cushion.  We've also seen hair art in other museums, mainly museums on coastlines.

1956 Ford Thunderbird convertible

Front and back bar - circa 1920 that was removed from the Long Branch Saloon in LaPorte, IN in 1984

The not so distant past

Handles and spigot on the tub

You might have to click on the photo to enlarge it for reading the information.

I didn't know cows produced fur balls!

I've never seen toy shoes like these before.  Looks like fun!

No information placards on these bikes but they look newer.  Check out the handlebars in the next photo

Nolan saw one of these go into the water in 1980.

Click to enlarge to read about this interesting vehicle

Definitely one of a kind.  It has two engines but only the one on the right is functioning.

First successful front wheel drive auto

Click to enlarge to read this.  Very interesting.  There was a whole display that told the tale in more detail.  The shed on the property was covered in graffiti by people that come to check out the property.  One side of the shed is part of the display.

They never found the head and it is not know if the body was Belle's.

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