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Shipshe Baseball

160 Morton Street
Shipshewana, IN 46565

The Shipshewana Indians were a baseball team of local players formed in 1906 by Elkhart businessman H.E. Bucklen. Mr. Bucklen constructed a resort near Shipshewana Lake which included a baseball field and stands. The team played games on Sunday afternoons and drew fans from all over Northern Indiana and Southern Michigan, many of whom would take the train to see the games. It is unknown exactly when the Shipshewana Indians stopped playing, although it’s speculated that World War I and the closing of the St. Joseph Valley Line led to the dissipation of the team.”

Location: South Side of Cherry Pickers

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Location: LaGrange, Indiana