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