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  • Merrillville Council President Bella Declares Town a Local Disaster

    Merrillville Town Council President Rick Bella Issues Coronavirus Executive Order "We don't want to see a high percentage of the Coronavirus in Merrillville." Bella said. "No, we are not going to arrest people and make a bad situation worse, but we will be asking our police department to enforce the order and if needed, patrol areas, remind residents about the order and issue warnings and/or tickets when appropriate," Bella said. Citizens may walk in their neighborhoods, but can't drive to a pl...
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  • The History of Merrillville Indiana

    The History of Merrillville Indiana

    Potawatomi Indians were the original Merrillville, Indiana, residents until 1834, when a clearing in the woods was established for ceremonial purposes. It was called McGwinn Village until the following year when Jeremiah Wiggins settled there and renamed it Wiggins Point. Wiggins Point was a well-known stopping off point for wagon trains bound for Joliet, Illinois, along an old Indian trail called Sac Trail or Sauk Trail. Sixteen other trails came off of Sauk Trail to various destinations in the area.
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