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Senior University: Steelmakers and Steeltowns

Steelmakers and Steeltowns: An Historical Overview of East Chicago/Indiana Harbor and Gary Since the late 19th Century, the Calumet Region of Northwest Indiana has been known as the “Workshop of America”. In particular, north Lake County was the scene of hundreds of industries, from railroad car manufacturing to oil refining. It was the huge steel plants along the Lake Michigan shoreline, however, that became the symbols of the heavy industrial character of the region. Using historical photographs from the Calumet Regional Archives, this session will present an historical overview of the three largest players in the local steel industry in the early 20th century. In addition, the beginnings of their steel towns, serving as the homes of thousands of steel workers, will be examined. Senior University workshops are free and open to all those age 55 and better! 10 a.m. - noon, Tuesday, Aug. 6 Registration is required. To register, contact the Center for Urban and Regional Excellence at 219-980-6907 or curesu@iun.edu. This program has been made possible through a grant from Indiana Humanities in cooperation with the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Tuesday August 06, 2019 10:00 AM
Tuesday August 06, 2019 12:00 PM
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