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River Bits

Max Ahlgrim was early entrepreneur along Kankakee River 3-18-2013

Century-old journal makes long trip home 3-18-2013

1-Keeping the Kankakee River alive 2-22-2013

2. Kankakee River couple's golden anniversary was a community affair 3-8-2013

3. An Archer on the Kankakee 3-22-2013

4. Our Kankakee River Adventure 4-5-2013

5. Story of Baum's Bridge begins in prehistoric times April 19, 2013 

6. New South Porter County Park Project May 3, 2013

7. Lew Wallace: A Hoosier Renaissance Man May 17, 2013

8. Gathering of Old Timers at Baum's Bridge May 31, 2013

9. E.W. Erwin details 1869 Kankakee River adventure June 14, 2013

10.William Cameron Kankakee River restoration pioneer June 28, 2013

11. Baum's Bridge Sesquicentennial celebration July 12, 2013

12.Porter County's first fortification July 26, 2013

13. 'Everglades of the North' worth preserving August 9, 2013

14. Linden cabin to be restored at Baum's Bridge site August 23, 2013

15. John Benkie story September 6, 2013

16. Rowley Morehouse a Kankakee River legend September 20, 2013

17. At least one group opposed Kankakee River dredging October 4, 2013

18. Kankakee River Restoration Efforts October 18, 2013

19. Alfred H. Meyer was Kankakee River restoration advocate November 1, 2013

20. Champion of the Kankakee River November 15, 2013

21. The Hall family history November 29, 2013

22. Dear Santa, it's 1906 December 13, 2013 

23. Fur trappers important back in the day December 27, 2013

24. "Pioneer Hunters of the Kankakee" traces marsh's history January 10, 2013

25. The Tale of Killbuck January 24, 2014

26. LaBonta was Kankakee River pioneer February 7, 2014

27. LaBonta saves his sweetheart February 21, 2014

28. Hunters Learned of Kankakee from Mingo March 7, 2014

29. McFadin meets Killbuck and LaBonta March 21, 2014

30. Faunal archaeology April 4, 2014

31. April 18, 2014 All about the Collier family

32. May 2, 2014 Learning about river towns

33. May 16, 2014 Jasper Rangers ruled Kankakee Marsh

34. May 30, 2014 J. Wesley Johnson and the Kankakee Marsh

35. June 13, 2014 Josiah Granger 1852 Diary

36. June 27, 2014 Tassinong, a gathering place turned ghost town

37. July 11, 2014 Baum's Bridge Park

38. July 25, 2014 Steamboats on the Kankakee River

39. August 8, 2014 The Might Steam Engine

40. August 22, 2014 Guide for the Novice Kankakee River Hunter

41. September 5, 2014 The Jack Wickline Story

42. September 19, 2014 President Benjamin Harrison Hunts the Kankakee

43. October 3, 2014 The Pittsburgh Gun Club

44. October 17, 2014 Wilcox Diary Shows End of Sportsmen era of Kankakee River

45. October 31, 2014 Wilcox Diary Entry Reveals Lives of Employees

46 November 14, 2014 Tornado of 1917

47. November 28, 2014 Pittsburgh Gun Club Visitors

48. December 12, 2014 Dear Santa Letters from 1906

49. December 25, 2014 Ben-Hur's ties to the Kankakee River

50. December 26, 2014 Ben-Hur stage and screen adaptations

51. January 9, 2015 Lew Wallace Family

52. January 22, 2015 General Lew Wallace, the war and the river

January 5, 2017 Running the Ferry