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Bailly Homestead

Bailly Homestead

Bailly Homestead

The corner of a log cabin at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore's Bailly Homestead.

September 05, 2014 5:49 pm
Bailly Homestead

Bailly Homestead

One of the log structures at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore's Bailly Homestead.

September 05, 2014 5:50 pm
Bailly Homestead

Bailly Homestead

Bailly Homestead, an Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore site, includes a variety of structures used by early white settlers in Northwest Indiana.

September 05, 2014 5:49 pm
Bailly Homestead

Bailly Homestead

The main house at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore's Bailly Homestead. Joseph Bailly was one of Northwest Indiana's earliest white settlers.

September 05, 2014 5:50 pm
Porter uniting regional trail system

Porter uniting regional trail system

The town of Porter, often referred to as "the missing link" of the regional trail system, is positioned to open three connector paths that will link Porter County towns and cities to neighboring counties and neighboring states. These newly minted trails will make Porter more accessible to su…

April 14, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Thursday Adventures Fairy Walk at Bailly Homestead

CHESTERTON | Westchester Public Library’s Thursday Adventures continues on Thursday, July 12, at 1 p.m. when Into the Woods participants are invited to the Fairy Walk at Bailly Homestead.

July 06, 2012 4:17 pm
Your go-to guide for hiking and camping in the Lake Michigan area

Your go-to guide for hiking and camping in the Lake Michigan area

Venturing into an outdoor weekend getaway or summer excursion can be one of the most memorable experiences. Whether you're brainstorming your options or already planning your itinerary, doing a little research beforehand can help make your trip more unique, enjoyable and safe.

June 13, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Archeological dig begins at Bailly Homestead

Archeological dig begins at Bailly Homestead

PORTER | Mark Schurr stood in the dry sun outside on the grounds of Bailly Homestead, holding a pole with a prism on top like Indiana Jones out of a scene from Raiders of the Lost Ark.

June 12, 2012 6:15 pm Photos

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What really happened to the Cline Avenue bridge?

Sad to say, but the closed bridge over the Indiana Harbor Ship Canal is becoming a symbol of the Calumet Region.

October 30, 2011 12:00 am
Scouts hike back in time

Scouts hike back in time

PORTER | Several Cub Scouts in Pack 773 from Annunciata Parish on Chicago's East Side spent a day of learning while having fun during Duneland Heritage Days at the Bailly Homestead and Chellberg Farm on a recent Sunday in September.

September 25, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Scouts hike back in time

Scouts hike back in time

Liam Bermejo, Wolf Scout, conquers his fears and lets a tarantula sit on his hand while vising the Chellberg Farm in Porter. The tarantula, Hannah, lives at the Field Museum.

September 25, 2011 12:00 am
Scouts hike back in time

Scouts hike back in time

In the front are, from left, Cub Scouts Austin Crocker, Liam Bermejo, Miguel Trejo and Gio Trejo and, in the back row, Antonio Aguilera with Native American Nibbs and Mischell Trejo and Elise Aguilera.

September 25, 2011 12:00 am
Scouts hike back in time

Scouts hike back in time

Antonio Aguilera learns how to wash clothes the "old-fashioned way" while Gio Trejo and Austin Crocker wait for their turn at the task.

September 25, 2011 12:00 am
Scouts hike back in time

Scouts hike back in time

Scouts and their sisters take a log break after working together to climb the hill. Pictured are Elise and Antonio Aguilera, Liam Bermejo, Miguel, Mishelle, Gio Trejo and Austin Crocker.

September 25, 2011 12:00 am

Heritage days brings a 'country feel'

PORTER | Bright sunshine and mild breezes welcome visitors Saturday to Duneland Heritage Days at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.

September 18, 2011 12:00 am
Genealogist tells story of man who formed prized NWI homestead

Genealogist tells story of man who formed prized NWI homestead

KOUTS | He was a fur trader, a voyageur, a carpenter and a land speculator.

September 13, 2011 9:00 pm
Genealogist tells story of man who formed prized NWI homestead

Genealogist tells story of man who formed prized NWI homestead

Rita Duncan, genealogist for the Native American Nations of the Great Lakes region, talks about region historical figure Joseph Bailly on Tuesday as part of a presentation to the Kankakee Valley Historical Society in Kouts. The Bailly Homestead is part of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.

September 13, 2011 7:10 pm

County deemed a great place for ghost hunters

Porter County is a rich source of ethereal encounters for the Indiana Ghost Trackers, according to the members of the group.

July 04, 2011 12:00 am
Ghosts take a holiday from Chellberg Farm

Ghosts take a holiday from Chellberg Farm

PORTER | No one answered the door or the repeated calls for responses at the Chellberg Farm on Thursday. That's not too surprising, since no one has lived there for decades.

July 04, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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DOUG ROSS: National park can help solve urban problems

DOUG ROSS: National park can help solve urban problems

Business and community leaders gathered Thursday on the Lake Michigan shoreline in Portage to celebrate the centerpiece of the Marquette Plan -- the creation of a new park on what was once a toxic wasteland.

June 16, 2011 4:17 pm
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