The Storm

Were you around for the Storm of ’78? This storm shut down the turnpike, stranded people in their homes and cars, and even took 51 lives? How do you think a storm like that would effect us today with the use of modern weather tracking, cell phones, and social media?

Recollections of an Old Settler

Seneca Longhouse

In 1804, Portage County was nothing but wilderness.

Three Indian tribes resided here; the Senecas, Taways, and Chippeways.

Read more about how Christian Cackler and his wife lived among the Indians and learned their way of life.