Majestic Star Casino And Hotel

21 Buffington Harbor, Gary, IN, 46406
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Travel Tips for Gary

Gary, Indiana, always!!

by SouthSyda

A lot of folk ignorant 'bout ol' G.I.//
I wonder "why tha hate?" Nobody told me why//

People sayin people die a lot up there//
People say "You'll probably get shot up there"//

But what's tha rationality behind that line?//
I ask "Have you been there?" They say "Nevermind."//

Speed limits here are "20." What's tha deal with that?// They wanna take ya down to County. Are ya feelin' that?//

A lot of brothas mind they business and you know that's true// You think everybody bad? I'm thinkin "No, that's you!"//

Let me tell you 'bout my friend, you know he used to diss it// Until he got tha "courage" and he chose to visit//

'Cause he wasn't tripped out, hatin' on race or status// And to this day he sayin "This place tha baddest!" [ie, best]//

People here may have to walk tha second mile// But still we true, G.I., and you know we got style!!!


by sambarnett

   History professor at Indiana University Northwest, co-founder of the Calumet Regional Archives and all around cool guy, that’s Dr. Jim Lane, or Jimbo, as he likes to be called. His book Gary: City of the Century is a good read, delving deep into an “instant city,” a 20th century industrial creation confronting tight racial segregation, often hostile labor-Mill relations, political corruption and vice, White-flight and a rise in street violence. The book ends, optimistically, in the mid 1970s, right after the assumption of Black Power and before the decline of the US Steel Corporation. The ensuing years have been rough, to say the least.
   Dr. Lane is also editor of the wonderful Steel Shavings series, a magazine of local social and oral history, covering a wide range of topics and epochs in the Calumet Region’s history.


by sambarnett

Calumet Regional Archives
   Founded in the 1970s "to collect, preserve, and make available records from organizations and individuals to document the history of Indiana's Calumet Region." Includes a searchable database.

Gary Chamber of Commerce (
   Consider this the "official" website for Gary. Typical Chamber of Commerce boosterism, all the more ironic when you're aware of how the city has fared over the past 40 years. The history section is a hoot, virtually nothing is said of the years between the late 1960s and today.

America's Magic Industrial City
   An excellent website created by local preservationist Christopher Meyers. It doesn't appear to have been updated for a few years, but still features many well researched and written articles as well as lots of interesting images.

U.S. Steel Gary Works Photograph Collection
   Presented by the Indiana University Digital Library Program and the Calumet Regional Archives this online exhibit contains over 2000 images from the Mill and city.

Miller Beach
   Lots of general and specific information about Miller, the "jewel of Gary."

Gary Historical and Cultural Society
   Outside of a few pictures, not too much here.

The best poem written about Gary

by sambarnett

The Mayor of Gary
by Carl Sandburg

I ASKED the Mayor of Gary about the 12-hour day and the 7-day week.

And the Mayor of Gary answered more workmen steal time on the job in Gary than any other place in the United States.

"Go into the plants and you will see men sitting around doing nothing—machinery does everything," said the Mayor of Gary when I asked him about the 12-hour day and the 7-day week.

And he wore cool cream pants, the Mayor of Gary, and white shoes, and a barber had fixed him up with a shampoo and a shave and he was easy and imperturbable though the government weather bureau thermometer said 96 and children were soaking their heads at bubbling fountains on the street corers.

And I said good-by to the Mayor of Gary and I went out from the city hall and turned the corner into Broadway.

And I saw workmen wearing leather shoes scruffed with fire and cinders, and pitted with little holes from running molten steel,

And some had bunches of specialized muscles around their shoulder blades hard as pig iron, muscles of their fore-arms were sheet steel and they looked to me like men who had been somewhere.

Gary, Indiana, 1915.

The "Occupied Look"

by sambarnett

No, those aren't real windows. Common in blighted areas, the "Occupied Look" is a strategy designed to pretty up an area thus making it, supposedly, more attractive to investors and retailers. You'll notice on the lower left that one of the cardboard windows is about ready to fall out.


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