By Erin Lomax,Ann Vanderford Garceau

Nestled in northeastern Indiana�s Kosciusko County, Syracuse and its lakes, Lake Wawasee and Syracuse Lake, turned a well-liked sector either for and tourism following the of completion of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad in 1874. What have been a quiet fisherman�s paradise built fast, as inns, eating places, and retailers sprang as much as meet the transforming into call for of citizens and viewers. Pharmaceutical producer Col. Eli Lilly helped identify the 1st crusing membership on Lake Wawasee, and Chicago-based mobsters in Al Capone�s crime syndicate ran playing operations. Upscale inns attracted the rich and influential, whereas formidable locals made Syracuse a aggressive business presence within the country, nurtured cutting edge boat developers, and supported a robust origin of faculties and church buildings. a colourful neighborhood of artists, watermen, marketers, educators, and religious leaders left a legacy worth preserving.

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