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Downtown Gary - (Images of America) by John C Trafny & Diane F Trafny (Paperback)

REP3984 09781467103145 REP3984

Arcadia Publishing

Arcadia Publishing
2023-06-26 USD 46.24

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Dimensions (Overall): 9.1 Inches (H) x 6.5 Inch (W) x .4 Inch (D)
Weight: .85 Pounds
Number of Pages: 128
Genre: History
Sub-Genre: United States
Series Title: Images of America
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Author: John C Trafny & Diane F Trafny
Age Range: Adult
Book theme: State & Local
Language: English



About the Book



In blue-collar industrial Gary, Indiana, downtown was the social, cultural, and political center of the community. From the 1920s through the 1960s, people flocked to the stores, theaters and restaurants. The Trafnys provide a glimpse not only of the stores of yesteryear but also the politics, churches, schools, and of course, United States Steel Corporation and the millrats. -- adapted from back cover



Book Synopsis



Downtown Gary: Millrats, Politics, and US Steel provides a glimpse of the Gary of yesteryear when downtown was the social, cultural, and political center of the community.


Before the era of gigantic shopping malls, big-box stores, and online shopping, the commercial centers of major American cities were located in areas often referred to as downtown. From the 1920s through the 1960s, people from throughout the Calumet Region flocked to the Steel City's popular stores, theaters, and restaurants by car, bus, and the South Shore Railroad. For many, Gordon's, Lytton's, Sears, and Goldblatt's bring back memories of window-shopping, making layaway plans, visiting Santa, and being asked "May I help you?" by courteous employees. Downtown Gary: Millrats, Politics, and US Steel provides a look at the stores, politics, churches, schools, and of course, United States Steel Corporation and the millrats of forgotten Gary.