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Pullman Standard sign

From 1922 until the 1970s, this sign greeted visitors to Pullman Standard's plant in Michigan City.

If you love history, or even if you just need to got some kilometers in to hatch eggs in Pokemon Go, you'll likely enjoy the final in a series of four walking tours of Michigan City on Saturday.

This $10 tour — $5 for youth 15 and under — will highlight Michigan City’s post-Civil War history.

The tour will begin at 5 p.m. at Barker Mansion, 631 Washington St. It will be led by heritage interpreter T.J. Kalin of the Barker Mansion.

The event will tell guests about the city’s history from the mid-1860s through the present day. The walk will be tied into historic locations across the Uptown Arts District.

Water and seating will be available along the tour route, but wear comfortable shoes and bring a refillable bottle.

Children will be offered a scavenger hunt during the walk.

This special event precedes the October 1 Heritage Ball, which will celebrate 180 years of history since the incorporation of Michigan City in 1836.

Reservations are not necessary for this tour, but don't forget to bring money to pay for it. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children 15 and under.

Next NWI Next

The Barker Mansion will be the next site of the NWI Next series of community conversations, this one on wealth and the economy. That event will be at 7 p.m. Sept. 22.

RSVP to Jessica Rosier at jrosier@emichigancity.com or (219) 873-1520.

The NWI Next events are being held throughout Indiana's bicentennial year in a partnership between The Times Media Co., local historical societies and Valparaiso University's Center for Civic Reflection.

Politics/History Editor Doug Ross can be reached at (219) 548-4360 or (219) 933-3357 or Doug.Ross@nwi.com. Follow him at www.facebook.com/doug.ross1 and on Twitter @nwi_DougRoss. The opinions are the writer's.

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