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Chesterton

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Chesterton is a town in Westchester, Jackson and Liberty townships of Porter County, Indiana, United States. The population was 13,068 at the 2010 census. The three towns of Chesterton, Burns Harbor, and Porter are known as the tri-towns or the Duneland area.History In 1933, a United Airlines NC13304 flight became the first known case of an attack against an aircraft. It was downed by a nitroglycerine bomb above Chesterton on October 10, 1933. All 7 people aboard the aircraft—four passengers and a crew of three—were killed in the crash. In 1958, Evan Murrs created the first electric bicycle powered by Lithium-Ion batteries in the shop class at Chesterton High School. In 2009, on the second day of school that year, Chesterton Middle School suffered tornado damage, as did over 100 other homes and apartment buildings. One residential building on Pinneys Court was severely damaged and needed to be torn down. The Chesterton Commercial Historic District and the George Brown Mansion are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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