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Originally appearing in Volume V27, Page 865 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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VALPARAISO, a city and the county-seat of Porter county, Indiana, U.S.A., about 40 M. S.E. of Chicago. Pop. (189o) 5090; (1900) 628o, including 66o foreign-born; (19ro) 6987. It is served by the Grand Trunk, the New York, Chicago & St Louis, and the Pennsylvania railways. The city has a public library (1905), and is the seat of an Institute of Telegraphy (founded in 1874; chartered in 1900) and of Valparaiso University (1873; formerly known as the Valparaiso Normal Training School). This university was founded to furnish a practical education at a low cost, and in 1910 had 187 instructors and a total enrolment of 5367 students. Valparaiso was settled about 1835, incorporated in 1856 as a village and chartered as a city in 1865.
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RICHARD VALPY (1754-1836)

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