© Matthew A. Werner 2020
Wanatah, Indiana, LaPorte County.
For generations, locals have told the story how the town of Wanatah got its unique name. As it goes, wha-taw-taw was Native American for “knee deep in mud.” Everybody has heard it and it made sense—Wanatah was built on a marsh.
Submitted by: Matthew A. Werner
Ames Field in Michigan City, Indiana, was once the summer home of a minor league baseball team. And its arrival got an assist from a Missouri man.
Born in Farmington, Missouri, Al Shinn signed a major league baseball contract at age 17. He was a member…
Submitted by: Donna Lind
Venture back with us to the early morning of December 13, 1917. The Chellberg household is silent, everyone still snuggled in warm beds. The sky is just beginning to show signs of light, but the forest and duneland that surrounds the family farm is frozen and quiet, snow covering the crunchy ground, leafless tree silhouettes gently swaying into each other.
The only movement in…