DescriptionUnlike his uncles Tecumseh and Prophet, the Shawnee chief Spemicalawwah, who also was known as Capt. James John Logan, fought for the United States in Indiana, western Ohio and southeastern Michigan during the War of 1812. He was killed in November 1812 in a clash with the British along the Maumee River. Logansport was named in his honor by Col. John B. Duret, who won the right to name the town at a marksmanship competition.
Logansport, on the Wabash and Eel rivers, offers such recreational opportunities as scuba diving and fishing. Just west on US 24 is France Park, featuring a waterfall and an 1839 cabin as well as winter and summer recreation facilities. Riverside Park, 11th and High streets, has a model train and an antique carousel with animals hand-carved by Gustav Dentzel; activities include miniature golf and picnicking.
Visitor InfoLogansport/Cass County Chamber of Commerce 311 S. 5th St. LOGANSPORT, IN 46947-3139. Phone:(574)753-6388
Things to SeeMuseum of the Cass County Historical Society