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Dutch in the Calumet Region

Location: 8941 Kleinman Road, Highland. (Lake County, Indiana)

Erected 1992 Indiana Historical Bureau and Lamprecht Florist & Greenhouse, established 1923

ID# : 45.1992.1

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Dutch immigrants after 1850 began moving to this area because of its similarities to their homeland. They helped to locate ditches to drain water from the extensive marshes, leaving rich land to expand successful horticultural activities.

Keywords

Immigration and Ethnic Groups, Agriculture