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TITLE: A scene at Long Lake, Valparaiso, Ind.
DATE: circa 1910-1920
PUBLISHER: C. R. Childs Company
POSTMARK: none
COLLECTION: S. Shook
 
 
TITLE: Pavilion at Long Lake Hotel, Valparaiso, Ind.
DATE: circa 1910
PUBLISHER: Brooks Photo (#205)
POSTMARK: none
COLLECTION: S. Shook
 

TITLE: Long Lake Joining Flint Lake, Valparaiso, Ind.
DATE: circa 1910
PUBLISHER: Lowenstine & Sons, Portage Publishing Company
POSTMARK: July 24, 1910, Valparaiso, Indiana
COLLECTION: S. Shook
 
 
TITLE: View at Long Lake on Valparaiso & Northern Interurban.
DATE: 1911
PUBLISHER: unknown (#31527, believed to be a Curt Teich postcard)
POSTMARK: August 13, 1913, Valparaiso, Indiana
COLLECTION: S. Shook
 

TITLE: View at Long Lake on Valparaiso & Northern Interurban.
DATE: circa 1910
PUBLISHER: Cyko
POSTMARK: none
COLLECTION: S. Shook
 

TITLE: Gary Railways Interurban Line, Valparaiso Division, at Milepost 20, Long Lake
DATE: 1938
PUBLISHER: J. F. Humiston
POSTMARK: not applicable
COLLECTION: S. Shook

REMARK: The Gary and Valparaiso Railway's Valparaiso Line operated from 1917 to October 23, 1938, when it was abandoned. The interurban provided hourly runs between Garyton (East Gary/Lake Station) and Valparaiso for many years. During the Great Depression, however, the schedule was reduced, with runs being operated every two hours. The discontinuance of interurban service was largely affected by the increasing use of automobiles, an improved highway system, and the financial depression. A freight service was also run on this line, transporting goods between Gary, LaPorte, South Bend, and Goshen. Milk cars were especially important in moving this commodity to larger population centers located to the west; milk cars were run on this line between Chesterton, Gary, Hammond, Indiana Harbor, LaPorte, and Valparaiso. Milk traffic on the line increased from 70 cans a day in 1913 to 270 cans by 1916. Milk cars continued operation from Valparaiso to Hammond until 1924.
 

TITLE: Gary Railways Interurban Line, Valparaiso Division, at Milepost 20, Long Lake Trestle
DATE: 1938
PUBLISHER: J. F. Humiston
POSTMARK: not applicable
COLLECTION: S. Shook
REMARK: The Gary and Valparaiso Railway's Valparaiso Line operated from 1917 to October 23, 1938, when it was abandoned. The interurban provided hourly runs between Garyton (East Gary/Lake Station) and Valparaiso for many years. During the Great Depression, however, the schedule was reduced, with runs being operated every two hours. The discontinuance of interurban service was largely affected by the increasing use of automobiles, an improved highway system, and the financial depression. A freight service was also run on this line, transporting goods between Gary, LaPorte, South Bend, and Goshen. Milk cars were especially important in moving this commodity to larger population centers located to the west; milk cars were run on this line between Chesterton, Gary, Hammond, Indiana Harbor, LaPorte, and Valparaiso. Milk traffic on the line increased from 70 cans a day in 1913 to 270 cans by 1916. Milk cars continued operation from Valparaiso to Hammond until 1924.
 

TITLE: Long Lake, Valparaiso, Ind.
DATE: circa 1940s
PUBLISHER: E. C. Kropp Company (#7580, #27)
POSTMARK: September 12, 1946, Valparaiso, Indiana
COLLECTION: S. Shook

 

TITLE: A Peep at Long Lake, Valparaiso, Ind.
DATE: circa 1910
PUBLISHER: Elmer E. Starr (#58514)
POSTMARK: none
COLLECTION: S. Shook
 

TITLE: A peep at Long Lake
DATE: 1907
PUBLISHER: unknown (believed to be an Elmer E. Starr postcard)
POSTMARK: December 18, 1907, Valparaiso, Indiana
COLLECTION: S. Shook
 

TITLE: A peep at Long Lake, Valparaiso, Ind.
DATE: circa 1907-1909
PUBLISHER: Elmer E. Starr (#60014)
POSTMARK: June 9, 1909, Valparaiso, Indiana
COLLECTION: S. Shook

 

TITLE: A peep at Long Lake, Valparaiso, Ind.
DATE: 1910
PUBLISHER: Elmer E. Starr (#096023)
POSTMARK: August 2, 1910, Valparaiso, Indiana
COLLECTION: S. Shook
 

TITLE: Long Lake, Scene Along Valparaiso & Northern Interurban.
DATE: 1911
PUBLISHER: unknown (#31529, believed to be a Curt Teich postcard)
POSTMARK: August 3, 1914, Valparaiso, Indiana
COLLECTION: S. Shook

 

TITLE: Long Lake, Valparaiso, Ind.
DATE: 1915
PUBLISHER: Curt Teich (#BT-1010)
POSTMARK: none
COLLECTION: S. Shook

 

TITLE: Long Lake, Valparaiso, Ind.
DATE: 1915
PUBLISHER: Curt Teich (#R-54972)
POSTMARK: none
COLLECTION: S. Shook

 
 
TITLE: Hillcrest Beach, Long Lake, Valparaiso, Indiana. From left: Emma Heineman, Minnie, and Ida (off Hillcrest)
DATE: circa 1910
PUBLISHER: Specht Family Photograph
POSTMARK: not applicable
COLLECTION: S. Shook
REMARK: Photograph obtained directly from Specht family descendant.

 

TITLE: Ulrich Hotel, Long Lake, Valparaiso, Ind.
DATE: circa 1910-1920
PUBLISHER: C. R. Childs Company (#81022)
POSTMARK: none
COLLECTION: S. Shook
 
   

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