Clark High School
This short history of George Rogers Clark High School is taken from the Golden Anniversary booklet published in 1982 by the Fiftieth Anniversary Committee. It will cover the years from 1932 to 1945.
It was the city’s tallest building, on its most expensive lot, on its busiest intersection. The Central State Bank Building, and its journey from being “The Pride of Whiting,” to its days as “A Dangerous Eyesore.”
Gruener’s Grove was an entertainment area at the turn of the century. It was located on Sheffield Avenue, where the Family Dollar is today.
Before he became the Wizard of Westwood at UCLA, John Wooden was the Wizard of the Whiting Ciesar All Americans, one of the first professional basketball leagues in America.
The OriginS of Spring Training
The regular season of major league baseball starts soon. But, until then why not read about the origin of Spring Training.
Door-to-Door on 119th Street
A Snapshot of what was on 119th Street in Downtown Whiting in 1939, 1948, 1959, 1969, 1977 and today.
George Soltwedel’s building became home to many merchants through the years. The Soltwedel Brothers was the place to purchase the best brands of whiskies, shoot a round of pool, buy some jewelry, or even a house.
The History of the Hoosier Theater
Read about the history of the Hoosier Theater, one of the last remaining movie palaces in the country.