Lost Hammond, Indiana

Lost Hammond, Indiana

In the heart of the calumet region, hardworking Hammond helped build America. Originally known as State Line Slaughterhouse, the city began as no more than a meatpacking plant for nearby Chicago. In time, the city grew, and at its industrial height, trains, chains, cigars, shirts, candy, nuts, player pianos, commercial wallpaper, concrete roof slabs, gutters, boilers, potato digging devices, screws and steel products poured from its many factories. Meanwhile, its many racetracks and casinos earned it the title of "Atlantic City on the Lake." The city also nurtured Jean Shepherd of A Christmas Story fame and was even home to an early NFL team. Hammond-born journalist Joseph S. Pete explores bygone landmarks like Phil Smidt's, Madura's Danceland, the State Theatre, the Woodmar Mall and the W.B. Conkey factory, all of which now live only in legend.

GET FULL EBOOK

Author
Publisher Arcadia Publishing
Release Date
ISBN 1467142867
Pages 208 pages

More Books:

Lost Hammond, Indiana
Language: en
Pages: 208
Authors: Joseph S. Pete
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-04-13 - Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

In the heart of the calumet region, hardworking Hammond helped build America. Originally known as State Line Slaughterhouse, the city began as no more than a me
Catalogue of the Hammond Public Library, Hammond, Indiana
Language: en
Pages: 246
Authors: Hammond Public Library (Hammond, Ind.)
Categories: Library catalogs
Type: BOOK - Published: 1908 - Publisher:

100 Things to Do in Gary and Northwest Indiana Before You Die
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Joseph S. Pete
Categories: Travel
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-09-15 - Publisher: Reedy Press LLC

The sweeping sandhills, expansive beaches and endless horizon of Lake Michigan draw countless visitors to the Indiana Dunes National Park and the Indiana Dunes
The American Middle Sized City, Hammond, Indiana
Language: en
Pages: 156
Authors: Leslie Paul Singer
Categories: Hammond (Ind.)
Type: BOOK - Published: 1978 - Publisher:

Secret Northwest Indiana: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure
Language: en
Pages: 208
Authors: Joseph S. Pete
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-05-10 - Publisher: Reedy Press LLC

Where in the landlocked state of Indiana can you sunbathe on a beach in the shadow of hulking steel mills, surf by an oil refinery, or scuba-dive to see old shi
Chicago Daily News Almanac
Language: en
Pages:
Authors:
Categories: Almanacs, American
Type: BOOK - Published: 1929 - Publisher:

The Chicago Daily News Almanac and Year Book for
Language: en
Pages:
Authors:
Categories: Almanacs, American
Type: BOOK - Published: 1929 - Publisher:

United States Submarine Men Lost During World War II
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Paul W. Wittmer
Categories: World War, 1939-1945
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006 - Publisher:

The Typographical Journal
Language: en
Pages:
Authors:
Categories: Printing
Type: BOOK - Published: 1903 - Publisher:

Vols. 13- include the annual supplements "Reports of officers and proceedings of the session of the International Typographical Union."
Reports
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: International Typographical Union
Categories: Printers
Type: BOOK - Published: 1903 - Publisher: