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Porter County Views: Baillytown

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TITLE: Bailly Burial Place, near Chesterton, Ind.
DATE: circa 1930
PUBLISHER: Brooks & Chapek (#701)
POSTMARK: none
COLLECTION: S. Shook
 

TITLE: Indian Burying Ground, near Chesterton, Ind.
DATE: circa 1908
PUBLISHER: Arthur E. Nickel
POSTMARK: none
COLLECTION: S. Shook
 

TITLE: The old trading post. This old cabin was used as a store by Joseph Bailly, a trader, who built it in 1822. Baillytown, new Porter, P. O. Chesterton, Indiana
DATE: circa 1950
PUBLISHER: C. R. Childs Company (#33305)
POSTMARK: none
COLLECTION: S. Shook
REMARK: Joseph Bailly (
Honore Gratien Joseph Bailly de Messein) arrived in Porter County in 1822 with his family and household goods. At that time, the area was largely inhabited with Pottawatomie Indians. When locating his home along the banks of the Little Calumet River and the intersection of the Tolleston Beach Trail and the north branch of the Sauk Trail, Bailly thought he was locating in Michigan territory, where he had lived for many years prior in the Mackinac area.
 

TITLE: Bailly's Trading Post, near Chesterton, Ind.
DATE: circa 1930
PUBLISHER: Brooks & Chapek (#703)
POSTMARK: none
COLLECTION: S. Shook
REMARK: Joseph Bailly (Honore Gratien Joseph Bailly de Messein) arrived in Porter County in 1822 with his family and household goods. At that time, the area was largely inhabited with Pottawatomie Indians. When locating his home along the banks of the Little Calumet River and the intersection of the Tolleston Beach Trail and the north branch of the Sauk Trail, Bailly thought he was locating in Michigan territory, where he had lived for many years prior in the Mackinac area.
 

TITLE: Bailly's Indian Chapel, near Chesterton, Ind.
DATE: circa 1930
PUBLISHER: Brooks & Chapek (#705)
POSTMARK: none
COLLECTION: S. Shook

 

TITLE: Bailly's Indian Chapel at Bailly Homestead, near Chesterton, Ind.
DATE: circa 1930
PUBLISHER: Brooks & Chapek (#704)
POSTMARK: none
COLLECTION: S. Shook

 

TITLE: The Wedding Trees at Bailly Homestead, near Chesterton, Ind.
DATE: circa 1910
PUBLISHER: Brooks & Chapek (#706)
POSTMARK: none
COLLECTION: S. Shook
 

TITLE: "The Wedding Trees" - Elm and oak planted by Rose Bailly and Francis Howe on their wedding day in 1841, and since grown together as one tree. Baillytown, near Porter, P. O. Chesterton, Ind.
DATE: circa 1950
PUBLISHER: C. R. Childs Company
POSTMARK: none
COLLECTION: S. Shook

 

TITLE: The road leading to the Bailly Homestead near Chesterton, Ind.
DATE: circa 1930
PUBLISHER: Brooks & Chapek (#710)
POSTMARK: none
COLLECTION: S. Shook
 

TITLE: Bailly Homestead, near Chesterton, Ind.
DATE: circa 1930
PUBLISHER: Brooks & Chapek (#702)
POSTMARK: none
COLLECTION: S. Shook
 

TITLE: Servant's Quarters - Built about 1822 on the historic old Bailly Homestead, Baillytown, near Porter, P. O. Chesterton, Ind.
DATE: circa 1950
PUBLISHER: C. R. Childs Company (#33306-7)
POSTMARK: none
COLLECTION: S. Shook
REMARK: Information printed on this postcard is probably incorrect, as this structure was probably built sometime after 1822.
 

TITLE: Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, Chesterton, Indiana. Bailly Homestead, established in 1821 as a trading post and home for the early pioneer fur trader and trapper, Joseph Bailly de Messein. A Potawatomi Indian village, ancient Indian Mounds, mineral springs, and salt licks were nearby in an area rich in fur bearing animals.
DATE: circa 1970
PUBLISHER: William Harold Harvey, Harvey's Studio, Dexter Press (#95888-C)
POSTMARK: none
COLLECTION: S. Shook
 

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