"More Than a Musical Comedy Song" Top 5 Page for this destination Gary by yooperprof

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Marquette Park, Gary Indiana

Sam Barnett and Father Jacques Marquette: two men of vision and integrity. Sam offers a strong and original middle-American voice on VT, and his pages on Chicago and Gary are absolutely exemplary. I had the good fortune of having Sam as a guide through the streets and dunes of northwestern Indiana. Although I have lived proximate to Northwest Indiana for almost 20 years, it wasn't until March 2003 that I was able to pay the region a visit, and I'm very glad that I had a local guide to help me find my way to the most interesting places in this corner of the Great Lakes.

  • Last visit to Gary: Mar 2003
  • Intro Updated May 3, 2003
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  • BillNJ's Profile Photo
    Aug 26, 2009 at 5:08 PM

    Hi Chet, I lived in South Bend for a few years -- but never visited Gary. Being from New Jersey, I've seen more than enough depressing urban blight. Hopefully, people in the US will someday make a concerted effort to improve their cities. Cheers, Bill

  • bscott1's Profile Photo
    Sep 2, 2006 at 8:37 AM

    Thanks for the tip..love to check out G. I. some day!

  • Dabs's Profile Photo
    Oct 29, 2003 at 7:59 PM

    Glad to see that you were in good hands and survived the former "Murder capital of the US".

  • sambarnett's Profile Photo
    Aug 27, 2003 at 9:29 PM

    And you were an exemplary guest. You're always welcome in the Steel City (well, you might not get such a reception in certain areas....)

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