January 04, 2006

And speaking of the Rust Belt, meet Gary, Indiana. (via the Cyburbia Forums)

Wikipedia on Gary:

Gary is the largest city located in Lake County in northwest Indiana, near the city of Chicago. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 102,746 and is the largest Indiana city that is not the county seat. It borders Lake Michigan and is known for its large steel mills (and the attendant air pollution) and as the hometown of the musical Jackson family. Gary is home of Indiana University Northwest, a regional campus of the Indiana University system.

Gary, Indiana is also the subject of a song in the musical The Music Man, and songs and albums by The Jacksons: "Going Back to Indiana," and "2300 Jackson Street."


At 10:57 AM, Blogger Panoplia Soljah said...

I grew up in GAry, and unfortunately, the author of the photo piece only used material from teh downtown area, rather than venturing further abroad. I'm not saying that Gary is paradise, but it isn't as dismal and deserted as the pictures would have it appear to be.


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