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Northwest Indiana Historian James B Lane
Information having to do with the history of Northwest Indiana and the research and doings in the service of Clio, the muse of history, of IU Northwest emeritus professor of History James B. Lane
Monday, October 18, 2021
Acceptable Men
Acceptable Men “Gary Works is situated on the southern tip of Lake Michigan, with hardly a single elevation to break the wind between i...
Saturday, October 16, 2021
Steel Shavings
Steel Shavings “As a result of grinding, drilling, filing, and boring, all day, every day, the steel manufacturing process generates scrap...
The Borrowed Years
“In May of 1941 the war had just begun The Germans has the biggest ships, they had the biggest guns The Bismarck was the fastest ship that ...
Monday, September 13, 2021
Town and Gown
“I occasionally daydream about winning the lottery and using the money to shore up support for international students and contribute to oth...
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Tuesday, August 31, 2021
Gary Chamber meeting
“People are trapped in history and history is trapped in them,” James Baldwin I was asked to participate in a meeting at the Gary Chamber o...
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Monday, August 30, 2021
"Legendary Lloyd" McClendon
“It was an almost out-of-body experience as a youngster to be able to do that, and now I’ve learned to appreciate it more as an adult.” Lloy...
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Explosions
“In an instant [on July 4, 1921], the day of fun became the most deadly and gruesome day in the Standard Oil refinery’s history.” John Hmu...
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