Gary's East Side

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Gary's East Side is a nostalgic look back at one of the Steel City's oldest neighborhoods. Through a captivating collection of photographs that chronicle the many aspects of life on the east side of Gary, the book presents the rich history of the community from 1906, the year of Gary's founding, to the present. From the steel mills to the churches to Gary's City Hall, Gary's East Side offers a touching look at this close-knit community. The east side of Gary was a place where people knew their neighbors, where children went to school together, and married high school sweethearts. The area has changed, but a new Gary is emerging. Gary's East Side presents the history of this area in poignant detail and points to the heartening future. Author John Trafny's skillful compilation promises to bring back fond memories of this historic neighborhood.
ISBN: 9780738519531
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Indiana
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
John C. Trafny is a life-long resident of Gary, Indiana, and a graduate of Emerson High School, class of 1968. He is the author of another insightful Images of America title, The Polish Community of Gary. which was published in 2001. Mr. Trafny has taught history at Bishop Noll Institute in Hammond, Indiana, since 1984, where he is now the department chair. He is a guest lecturer at Purdue University and Calumet College. Having grown up in Gary's East Side, author John C. Trafny and his knowledge, experience, and appreciation for the area are apparent in every image.
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