La Porte

La Porte lə pôrt [key], city (1990 pop. 21,507), seat of La Porte co., NW Ind. inc. 1835. It is a manufacturing center in fertile farmland on the edge of the Calumet industrial region. The city's products include machinery plastic, paper, wood, rubber, and metal products furniture and chemicals. Seven lakes adjoin the city, which also has summer resort activities and tourism.

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