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Aerial View of Gary, Indiana, 1911

Description: Founded in 1906 as a steel town in Lake County, Indiana, Gary was named for Elbert H. Gary, principal founder of the U.S. Steel Corporation. Located on the south shore of Lake Michigan 30 miles east of Chicago the Gary Land Company, a U.S. Steel subsidiary, laid out a city plan and began building houses and apartments. Advertised as the “City of the Century” Gary became an industrial suburb of Chicago. This aerial view of Gary in 1911 shows a partially developed city with streets, houses, and apartments. The steel mills can be seen in the distance.
The original nitrate negative was copied with funds provided by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission in 1990. This digital image was created from that copy. The copy prints and negatives are stored in Microfiche Number order. Interpositives are stored in PAN number order.
Origin: 1911
Created By: Crose Photo Company
Publisher: Digital image2013 Indiana Historical Society. All Rights Reserved.
Collection: Panoramic Photograph Images
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Geography: Indiana--Lake County--Gary
Subjects: Aerial Views
Industrial buildings
United States Steel Corporation

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