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Calumet Region Civil War Preservation Project

New South Shore Line poster depicts region's Civil War history

New South Shore Line poster depicts region's Civil War history

HAMMOND | The newest South Shore Line poster connects the region's rich Civil War past with present and future generations seeking to learn its lessons, the artist who painted it says.

February 27, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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Civil War 'Ghost Soldiers' display to highlight April exhibit

Civil War 'Ghost Soldiers' display to highlight April exhibit

CROWN POINT | The unlikely pair of a Crown Point artist and excavator have teamed up to produce one of the major displays for a special region Civil War historical exhibition opening in April.

March 09, 2013 5:30 pm Photos

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Remembering Civil War history during the holidays

Remembering Civil War history during the holidays

CROWN POINT | A century and a half ago, hundreds of men from Lake and Porter counties observed the holiday season on battlefields and in winter encampments in the southern states.

December 05, 2012 7:00 pm
Oak Hill Cemetery ceremony focuses on region Civil War veterans

Oak Hill Cemetery ceremony focuses on region Civil War veterans

HAMMOND | About 100 region residents gathered Sunday at the tomb of a Hammond veteran who served his country more than a century ago, commemorating the sacrifices of America's bloodiest war.

November 11, 2012 7:00 pm Photos

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Civil War headstone dedication to headline Hammond Veterans Day service

Civil War headstone dedication to headline Hammond Veterans Day service

HAMMOND | Nearly a century and a half has passed since Hammond Pvt. Nicholas Mashino survived a battle wound at one of the bloodiest engagements of the Civil War.

November 08, 2012 4:00 pm Photos

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Lowell Civil War vets remembered in dedication of new memorial

Lowell Civil War vets remembered in dedication of new memorial

LOWELL | More than a century after their lives ended, south Lake County Civil War veterans were remembered Saturday by a gathering of about 50 people for the dedication of a new town Civil War memorial.

October 13, 2012 9:30 pm Photos

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Story of Lowell brothers highlights new South Shore Civil War Memorial dedication

Story of Lowell brothers highlights new South Shore Civil War Memorial dedication

LOWELL | A 19-day period in the summer of 1864 marked tragedy for the Lowell family of Stillman and Albert Robbins.

October 11, 2012 8:15 pm Photos

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Civil War re-enactors at Lake Fairgrounds

Civil War re-enactors at Lake Fairgrounds

CROWN POINT | Col. John Wheeler's Co. B 20th Indiana Volunteer Infantry, a re-enactment group based on an actual Civil War fighting unit from Crown Point, demonstrated the life and conditions of region veterans from the war during the Lake County Covered Bridge Harvest Fest Saturday.

September 29, 2012 6:37 pm Photos

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Local author donates to Civil War tourism trail

Local author donates to Civil War tourism trail

HIGHLAND | An award-winning local author and businessman is donating his talents and money to the South Shore Civil War Memorial Trail historic preservation and tourism initiative.

August 28, 2012 5:45 pm Photos

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Crown Point ceremony memorializes region Civil War vets in new preservation initiative

Crown Point ceremony memorializes region Civil War vets in new preservation initiative

CROWN POINT | About 100 people gathered in the cool shade of a maple tree Monday at Historic Maplewood Cemetery to rekindle memories and preserve the stories of region men who sacrificed themselves during the Civil War.

May 28, 2012 7:20 pm Photos

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EDITORIAL: Celebrate Memorial Day by remembering

EDITORIAL: Celebrate Memorial Day by remembering

On a hot holiday weekend like this one, thousands of people are flocking to the region's beaches. That's understandable. But remember those who stormed the beaches under heavy gunfire, fighting for your freedom. Remember the real reason for Memorial Day.

May 28, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Memorial Day service honors Civil War vets, launches tourism initiative

CROWN POINT | A Memorial Day dedication service and historical tour will honor Crown Point Civil War veterans and launch a preservation and tourism initiative throughout Lake and Porter counties.

May 23, 2012 8:30 pm
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