A sad illustration of what bad roads can do, is that of Geo. Cole, of Woodville. His infant child was taken ill with lung fever, and he did not get a doctor, not knowing the child's condition was dangerous, because he thought no doctor would respond to his call, the Valparaiso road being almost impassable. The child died week before last. Had there been a gravel road between Chesterton and Valparaiso, it is very probably that the child would have had medical attendance and its life saved.
[Obituary Source: The Westchester Tribune, Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana; April 3, 1897; Volume 13, Number 51, Page 7, Column 3]