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Bible Encyclopedias

1911 Encyclopedia Britannica

Valparaiso, Indiana

A city and the county-seat of Porter (disambiguation)|Porter county, Indiana, U.S.A., about 40 m. S.E. of Chicago. Pop. (1890) 5090; (1900) 6280, including 660 foreign-born; (1910) 6987. It is served by the Grand Trunk, the New York, Chicago & St Louis, and the Pennsylvania railways. The city has a public library (1905), and is the seat of an Institute of Telegraphy (founded in 1874; chartered in 1900) and of Valparaiso University (1873; formerly known as the Valparaiso Normal Training School). This university was founded to furnish a practical education at a low cost, and in 1910 had 187 instructors and a total enrolment of 5367 students. Valparaiso was settled about 1835, incorporated in 1856 as a village and chartered as a city in 1865.

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Chisholm, Hugh, General Editor. Entry for 'Valparaiso, Indiana'. 1911 Encyclopedia Britanica. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/bri/v/valparaiso-indiana.html. 1910.

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