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Wilcox Diary shows end of sportsmen era of Kankakee River

Wilcox Diary shows end of sportsmen era of Kankakee River

In an earlier column, I had excerpts from the Josiah Granger diary. I received lots of positive feedback. I have another diary written by George Wilcox who lived near Baum's Bridge in south Porter County. I would like to thank Sarah Miller for bringing the Wilcox diary to light and allowing …

October 17, 2014 12:00 am
The Pittsburgh Gun Club

The Pittsburgh Gun Club

In the last quarter of the 19th century came, what I refer to as the Sportsman Era, of the Kankakee Marsh.

October 03, 2014 12:00 am
New South Porter County Park Project

New South Porter County Park Project

Porter County Parks Department is working on construction of a park in south county. I am overjoyed about this project — it is long overdue! The Dunn's Bridge boat launch is currently the only county facility along the Kankakee River in Porter County.

May 03, 2013 12:00 am
Keeping the Kankakee River alive

Keeping the Kankakee River alive

The Kankakee River was formed by the release of waters from the Wisconsin Glacier approximately 17,000 years ago. By 10,000 BC people were present in the Kankakee River Valley and firmly established by 7,000 BC.

February 22, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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