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Gary, Indiana
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Gary Municipal Airport
Highlights: Gary/Chicago Airport 
The Genesis Convention Center
Origin of Name: Gary is named in honor of Judge Elbert H. Gary (1846-1927) of the United States Steel Corporation.
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Town/City Nickname: the "Magic City" for its massive and rapid growth from an uninhabited swamp land into a major industrial center 
Chamber Site: Gary Chamber of Commerce
Town Site:  City of Gary Website  
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County: Lake County
Some History:  

In 1909 U.S. Steel, Inc. began production - and what quickly followed was instant growth for the city of Gary, Indiana.  In only a few decades, Gary emerged from an uninhabited area into a major industrial center. 

Gary has experienced many fluctuations in populations, growth, and economy:  from the boom in the 1920's when population jutted to 55,000 to hard hits in economy in the 1930's depression years and loss of manufacturing jobs in the 1970's.

Also see, Memories of Clark Station.

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