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In 1912, the Hammond Times boasted of available 10-, 20-, and 40-acre tracts "located on the Ridge Road." That newspaper piece helped sell these tracts as part of a developing area that had an agriculture base but was also part of a region on the verge of joining the Industrial Revolution. The announcement's predictions rang true and, in a sense, told of the development of a town called Highland, Indiana. In the beginning, the town had its agricultural roots with it farms, open spaces, and prairies. As the steel mills along Lake Michigan grew into a major manufacturing hub and American society modernized, Highland evolved. The once developing turn-of-the-20th-century small town became a more urban and populated center. This book will show how Highland became one of the largest and most vibrant towns in Indiana.
ISBN: 9781467127707
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Indiana
Series: Images of America
Images: 183
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Dan Helpingstine and Jim Roumbos are longtime residents of Highland. Helpingstine is a freelance writer, and this is his third Arcadia book. Roumbos is a local businessman who operates an independent bookstore in Highland. His business has been a part of downtown Highland since 1989.
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