Into the History of Northern Indiana
Elkhart, Goshen, South Bend, Mishawaka


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     Prior to the nineteenth century the white man, mostly English and French, hunted and trapped among the Indians with few problems in a territory that is now known as Northern Indiana. Around 1820 the white man began moving into Northern Indiana in large numbers. The immigration of the white man was followed by the expulsion of the Indians to reservations west of the Missouri River. That expulsion is known as “the trail of tears” or “the trail of death.”
     This website is an anthology of history from the history books of Elkhart and Saint Joseph Counties, along with newspapers and other sources, that tells the story of the white men who first saw the potential of the rivers and streams that provided the power for the industries that now populate the area. It tells of Indian trails, stagecoaches, steamboats, and railroads that transported agricultural and industrial goods in and out of a land that was once a wilderness bristling with wild game. It tells of the death of a wilderness paradise and the conception of an industrial giant.


Elkhart County St. Joseph County Northern Indiana Links
Elkhart South Bend The Pottawatomie Indians Links Page
Goshen Mishawaka Slavery In Indiana  
Elkhart County St. Joseph County Pioneer Life  
Elkhart County Schools      
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Website created by: Lucena A. Taylor and hosted by Eric K. Idema
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by Lucena A. Taylor