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Today in History: Sept. 30, 1914

The Johns Manville plant at Riverdale operated by the Riverdale Asbestos Shingle Co. is showing renewed preparations underway to resume operations in a short time.

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Abraham Lincoln said:

Abraham Lincoln said:

“An army is better directed by a single man, though inferior, than by two superior ones, at variance, and cross purposes with each other.” - Abraham Lincoln, Dec. 2, 1861.

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Today in History: Sept. 29, 1914

The Pennsylvania Railroad Co.'s constructing the finest railroad repair yard in the country at North Harbor along the company's right of way between Indiana Harbor and Whiting, but on the Whiting side of the canal.

September 29, 2014 12:00 am
Abraham Lincoln said

Abraham Lincoln said

“It is a long time till the election; and what may turn up, no one can tell.”

September 29, 2014 12:00 am
BNI teacher has fourth book on Gary’s history published

BNI teacher has fourth book on Gary’s history published

Veteran Bishop Noll Institute social studies teacher John Trafny has authored a fourth book on the history of Gary that was released in July by Arcadia Publishing.

September 29, 2014 12:00 am

Today in History: Sept. 28, 1914

Along with 20 cents and a "Times' War Atlas Coupon" printed on page four, The Times Newspaper of Hammond, Indiana's "Atlas of the War in Europe" can be purchased.

September 28, 2014 12:00 am
Abraham Lincoln said

Abraham Lincoln said

“Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.”

September 28, 2014 12:00 am

Since WWI, Gold Star Mothers have offered support and love

My earliest recollections of the way that war comes home were in the early 1970s. I remember the images on the TV screen each evening as soldiers came home from Vietnam, first in small waves followed by a trickle.

September 28, 2014 12:00 am
Dyer High School

Dyer High School

This photo shows the former Dyer High School in the early 1940s. The school was torn down after Lake Central High School was built. If you have additional information about this school, send it to letters@nwi.com or Letters, The Times, 601 W. 45th Ave., Munster, IN 46321.

September 28, 2014 12:00 am
A stroll down memory lane

A stroll down memory lane

Send your historic photos to doug.ross@nwi.com. And share your memories at the NWI Opinion page on Facebook or send your letter to letters@nwi.com or Letters, The Times, 601 W. 45th Ave., Munster, IN 46321.

September 28, 2014 12:00 am

Today in History: Sept. 26, 1914

For Hammond's first aeroplane exhibit, Earl Daugherty will appear in the P.L.V. military traction biplane during the city's Merchant Fall Festival Oct. 9 and 10. It is the first display of the automatic stability control.

September 26, 2014 12:00 am
Abraham Lincoln said

Abraham Lincoln said

“In this sad world of ours, sorrow comes to us all; and, to the young, it comes with bitterest agony, because it takes them unawares. The older have learned to ever expect it.” - Abraham Lincoln, Dec. 23, 1862.

September 26, 2014 12:00 am

October means sweaters instead of sweating - and Oktoberfest

Just about to rip September's page off my calendar as I look forward to my favorite month of the year.

September 25, 2014 12:00 am
Abraham Lincoln said

Abraham Lincoln said

“Beware of rashness. Beware of rashness, but with energy, and sleepless vigilance, go forward, and give us victories.” to Gen. Joseph Hooker, — Abraham Lincoln, Jan. 26, 1863.

September 25, 2014 12:00 am
Abraham Lincoln said

Abraham Lincoln said

“By the fruit the tree is to be known. An evil tree can not bring forth good fruit.” - Abraham Lincoln, Oct. 3, 1845.

September 24, 2014 12:00 am

Today in History: Sept. 24, 1914

Bids were opened yesterday in the office of Col. Judson, chief engineer of the war department, Chicago, on the construction of the first section of a breakwater to be erected at Indiana Harbor.

September 24, 2014 12:00 am

Today in History: Sept. 23, 1914

Hammond's Lion Store millinery display will be Sept. 24 and 25. While importations from Paris were practically stopped by the war, Paris had already set the styles for fall and winter. So the fashion situation is not so confused as it might have been if the war had commenced a month or two earlier.

September 23, 2014 12:00 am
Abraham Lincoln said

Abraham Lincoln said

“The people will save their government, if the government itself will do its part only indifferently well.”

September 23, 2014 12:00 am
Abraham Lincoln said

Abraham Lincoln said

“The way for a young man to rise, is to improve himself every way he can, never suspecting that anybody wishes to hinder him.” - Abraham Lincoln, July 10, 1848.

September 22, 2014 12:00 am
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