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Indiana Historical Bureau

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Location: 2985 W. 73rd Place, Merrillville. (Lake County, Indiana)

Woman's Auxiliary, Lake County Medical Society

ID# : 45.1949.1

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Henry D. Palmer, M.D. (1809-1877) located at this site in 1836. First physician in Lake County, he was also counselor to the pioneers for 40 years and member of the underground railroad aiding escaped slaves.


Science, Medicine, and Inventions, Underground Railroad, African American