The LaPorte Herald-Argus has been running some great pieces on the LaPorte, Indiana book recently. The first story, written by Colleen Mair on February 10th, was a great introduction of the book to the people of LaPorte. The feature includes seven of Pease's portraits which also appear in the book, none of which were captioned with names. That's cool ... and it gets cooler.
Over the next week, the emails and phone calls poured in with people contacting the Herald-Argus to identify the people in these seven portraits-- a week after the story, five of the seven portraits had been identified.
There was Robert Charles Ewald, who went on to form the Bobby Charles Band; Dale Lehner nee Horn, who now lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan; the Huhnke family, with parents Merle and Carol, and children Karl and Linda; the brother-sister combo of Jean and Ray Huhnke; and Austin Johnson, who now resides in Osceola, Indiana.
We're really hoping that people will reconnect with some long-lost friends and family, it's like a family reunion or something... GOOD TIMES.